Factors influencing hand hygiene compliance among nurses: An integrative review

McClunie-Trust, Patricia (2016) Factors influencing hand hygiene compliance among nurses: An integrative review. KaiTiaki Nursing Research , 7 (1). pp. 19-26. ISSN 1179/772x

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The aim of this integrative review was to appraise primary research to identify factors in uencing quali ed nurses’ hand hygiene compliance during patient care. Health-care associated infections (HAI) adversely affect patient health outcomes during hospital admissions, raising morbidity and mortality rates, extending lengths of hospital stay, and increasing health-care costs. An integrative review approach was used to appraise primary research on nurses’ hand hygiene compliance. The PRISMA model (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) was used as the structure for the review. The appraisal revealed ve key themes, including time constraints and busyness; hand hygiene as self-protection for nurses and self-analysis of risk; awareness of being watched; converting knowledge into action and changing intention into behaviour; and social pressure and role modelling. Despite evidence that hand hygiene among nurses is improving slowly, it is evident that there is further improvement to be made for hand hygiene to become a consistent part of competent nursing practice.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:I supervised tis Master of Nursing student's research project and edited her research report into the format for a journal article with her consent, for submission to Kai Tiaki Nursing Research. The editorial process for this article was managed by NZNO staff.
Keywords that describe the item:Factors influencing, nurse, compliance, hand hygiene
Subjects:R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:5722
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