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postgraduate thesis: Factors affecting hand hygiene compliance in intensive care units: a systematic review

TitleFactors affecting hand hygiene compliance in intensive care units: a systematic review
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Lau, C. [劉俊玲]. (2012). Factors affecting hand hygiene compliance in intensive care units : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842389
AbstractHospital-acquired, or nosocomial infections (HAIs) are the major source of mortality and morbidity for hospitalized patients. It is estimated that 7-10% patients developed HAIs during their hospital stays, with most patients got infected from intensive care units (ICU) [1,2]. Hand hygiene (HH) is recognized as the most easy and effective way to prevent HAIs. However, the observed hand hygiene compliance rates among healthcare workers (HCWs) have been regarded as unacceptably low, especially in ICU [3]. This literature review is to discuss the factors influencing the hand hygiene compliance among HCWs in ICU, in both the individual and institutional level, and suggest which factor was important in both levels. Recommendations in comprehensive approach on hand hygiene practices will also be included.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectIntensive care units.
Hand washing.
Hand - Care and hygiene.
Dept/ProgramPublic Health

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLau, Chun-ling.-
dc.contributor.author劉俊玲.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationLau, C. [劉俊玲]. (2012). Factors affecting hand hygiene compliance in intensive care units : a systematic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842389-
dc.description.abstractHospital-acquired, or nosocomial infections (HAIs) are the major source of mortality and morbidity for hospitalized patients. It is estimated that 7-10% patients developed HAIs during their hospital stays, with most patients got infected from intensive care units (ICU) [1,2]. Hand hygiene (HH) is recognized as the most easy and effective way to prevent HAIs. However, the observed hand hygiene compliance rates among healthcare workers (HCWs) have been regarded as unacceptably low, especially in ICU [3]. This literature review is to discuss the factors influencing the hand hygiene compliance among HCWs in ICU, in both the individual and institutional level, and suggest which factor was important in both levels. Recommendations in comprehensive approach on hand hygiene practices will also be included.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48423890-
dc.subject.lcshIntensive care units.-
dc.subject.lcshHand washing.-
dc.subject.lcshHand - Care and hygiene.-
dc.titleFactors affecting hand hygiene compliance in intensive care units: a systematic review-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4842389-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4842389-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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