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Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jun;41(6):e55-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.09.024.

Impact of health care worker policy awareness on hand hygiene and urinary catheter care in nursing homes: results of a self-reported survey.

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Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5796, USA. amontoya@med.umich.edu

Abstract

Utilizing a self-administered questionnaire in 440 health care workers (81% response rate), we evaluated the impact of health care workers policy awareness on hand hygiene and urinary catheter care in nursing homes. We show that health care workers aware of their nursing home policies are more likely to report wearing gloves and practicing hand hygiene as per evidence-based recommendations during urinary catheter care compared with those who are unaware of their facility policies.

PMID:
23726551
PMCID:
PMC4086862
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2012.09.024
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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