Hand hygiene counted if either abhr or soap and water

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Hand hygiene counted if either ABHR or soap and water was used. Toreduce observer bias during data collection hand hygiene observationresponsibilities were given to BEMC’s leadership team and this student.3.Hand Hygiene Compliance Data.Prior to project implementation, areview of facility hand hygiene data was collected and analyzed by thisstudent from February thru April 2018 and served as the baseline forthis project. Data from this project was collected and compared to thebaseline data to determine if improvements in compliance resulted fromthis project.4.Hand Hygiene Product Use.Although not a direct measure ofcompliance, hand hygiene product consumption provides information ontrends in compliance, and complements direct observations (Haubitz etal., 2016). This student obtained BEMC’s purchase history of ABHRs (wallunits and desk pumps) from February 2018 thru April 2018. This datawas used to assess any changes in product use as a result of the project.
24Running Head: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROPOSAL5.Informal Interviewing.This student conducted informal interviews ofstaff members to gain an understanding on their perceptions andthoughts on this project and if they had any questions or suggestions forimprovement.Delivering the ImplementationEducation and training materials were provided prior to and during theproject period from February 2019 thru April 2019. An education anddemonstration booth utilizing the GlitterBuddyTMhand washing kit was used toeducate on commonly missed areas during hand washing and was provided bythis student at BEMC’s annual Skills Fair on February 22ndthru February 25th(See Appendix K).Data Collection PlanFor this project, the data collection plan was through pre- and post-implementation survey’s, direct observation, hand hygiene compliance data,product use indicators, and informal interviewing. Data was measured bycomparing data pre- and post- implementation. To provide standardization,accountability from leadership was critical. Department leaders and thisstudent were responsible for collecting 20 direct observations monthly andrecorded on the Data Collection Observation Form (Appendix H).ABHRproduct consumption was reflected through order history of desktop handsanitizers and wall dispenser refill units. Infection control provided data forcomparison for February-April 2018 and compared to this project. Informalinterviews were conducted by this student to randomly chosen staff members
25Running Head: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROPOSALfrom all departments. All data collected each month was entered into theVigiLanz Platform reporting system for infection prevention (VigiLanz, 2019).Analysis PlanDescriptive statistics and QI methodologies were used to evaluate thisproject. Monthly compliance data was gathered from direct observation as wellas order history from ABHR foam refills and desk top units. Comparisons weremade from this study to the same timeframe of the previous year to assessany changes.

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