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Handhygien: Följsamhet hos vårdpersonal samt interventioner för att öka följsamheten till handhygien En litteraturstudie
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background:

Accurate hand hygiene is crucial for reducingand eliminating the spread of bacteria and infections, and helps a future reduction of this. Prevention of infection and emergence of healthcare associated infections, is one of the most important tasks in health care. In Merry Scheel's nursing theory, the nursing profession is a social assignment and a nurse in clinical activities is a role model for achieving best care.

Aim:

To study the reasons why hand hygiene procedures arefollowedornot followed by healthcare workers in the field of hospital care,and to investigate whether interventions can increase compliance with given guidelines for hand hygiene among healthcare professionals.

Method:

The study design is a literature study. Keywords used are compliance, hand hygiene, healthcare professionals, health care workers, healthcare related infections and in hospital. Keywords have been used in combination with AND and OR. The result is described in current text and compiled in the matrix model.

Result:

When hand hygiene is applied by healthcare professionals, it is based on the workplace, hand disinfectants location, Hawthorne effect and the impact of hierarchy. When hand hygiene is not applied by healthcare professionals, it is based on workload, the workplace culture and at the individual level. Themes for interventions were behavioral change, shame and guilt as interventions, interventions using hierarchy and interventions with education as a focus.

Conclusion:

The work to change and improve hand hygiene routines among clinically effective healthcare professionals is a long-term process and requires strong and committed leadership. Social influence and influence between colleagues is of great importance in the work of changing hand hygiene routines. Occasional courses only have a short-term effect and the result of accurate hand hygiene decreases over time.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 39
Keywords [en]
Hand hygiene, healthcare associated infections, compliance, literature study, hospital
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-341386OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-341386DiVA, id: diva2:1181128
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Caring Sciences
Educational program
Freestanding course
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Available from: 2018-02-08 Created: 2018-02-07 Last updated: 2018-02-08Bibliographically approved

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