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Hand hygiene and professional practice: comparative studies exploring attitudes and practice among healthcare students and among healthcare professionals

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dc.contributor.advisor Dunne, Colum P.
dc.contributor.advisor O'Connell, Nuala H.
dc.contributor.author Kingston, Liz M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-05T16:12:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-05T16:12:09Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8209
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Hand hygiene is widely recognised as an effective measure in preventing the transmission of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI). HCAI is a public health challenge internationally and the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and multi-drug resistant organism-associated infections add to the complexity and diversity of the challenge. Now, more than ever, the strategic and operational implementation of infection prevention and control policies, including hand hygiene improvement strategies, is a priority in managing the acute patient safety risk posed by the transmission of pathogenic organisms. Despite this, evidence shows that hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers (HCWs) internationally is low, while little is known about the hand hygiene practices of HCWs in Ireland. Heretofore, a comprehensive independent study of hand hygiene practice among HCWs in Ireland has not been published. This thesis presents an independent study of hand hygiene in Ireland and includes the following, en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject hand hygiene en_US
dc.subject public health en_US
dc.subject challenge en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Hand hygiene and professional practice: comparative studies exploring attitudes and practice among healthcare students and among healthcare professionals en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Infection Prevention Society en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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