Impact of an Intervention on Hand Hygiene Practices among Various Categories of Healthcare Workers at a Tertiary Healthcare Teaching Institute in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Research Foundation of Hospital and Healthcare Administration

Author
1. Tulika Gupta
2. Hem Chandra
3. Aprajita Jaiswal
4. Rajesh Harsvardhan
5. Madhu Rendra Kumar
ISSN
2347-4254
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1105
Volume
7
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Hospital Administration, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    1. Department of Hospital Administration, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    1. Department of Hospital Administration, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    1. Department of Community Medicine, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Article keywords
    Hand hygiene, Hospital acquired infection, Infection

    Abstract

    Introduction: Healthcare-associated infections are major burdens for patients, society, and healthcare management. An infection control program is considered efficient which, when used appropriately, restrict the spread of infection among patients and staff in hospital. Materials and methods: The present study was conducted in a tertiary healthcare teaching institute from May 2017 to April 2018. The intervention program included following elements: administrative support, education and training, monitoring and feedback. Microsoft excels and Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 23 (SPSS 23) were used for statistical analysis. Observations and results: The compliance with hand hygiene practices was observed to have been better by 24.37%, postintervention. And out of eight preidentified areas, the maximum 30% improvement in compliance with hand hygiene was found in neurosurgery ICU.

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