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Handwashing following patient contact reduces the incidence of nosocomial infections. Despite this, handwashing rates by health care workers (HCWs) are often poor. Feedback on handwashing has been shown to significantly improve its rates. This study determined the optimum time to repeat performance feedback on handwashing rates of hospital staff in order to(More)
BACKGROUND Nurses tend to wash their hands more often than physicians, and among nonhealth care workers, women tend to wash their hands more often than men. This study examined the influence of gender on the handwashing rates of health care workers (HCWs). The null hypotheses were that there would be no intergender difference in (a) handwashing rates in(More)
BACKGROUND The impetus for this research came from a group of 11 Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs) within a health service in NSW, Australia, who wanted to investigate the CNC role from multiple stakeholder perspectives. With support from academic researchers, the CNCs designed and implemented the study. OBJECTIVES The aim of this research project was to(More)
CONTEXT Despite the lifesaving benefits of organ and tissue donation, a worldwide shortage of suitable and registered donors exists. Although the reasons for this shortage are multifactorial, it has been recognized that distinct barriers to registration, family discussion, and consent that require targeted intervention and action are present among minority(More)
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