Survey of attitudes and practices of Irish nursing students towards hand hygiene, including handrubbing with alcohol-based hand rub.

@article{Kingston2017SurveyOA,
  title={Survey of attitudes and practices of Irish nursing students towards hand hygiene, including handrubbing with alcohol-based hand rub.},
  author={Liz M Kingston and Nuala H O'Connell and C. Patrick Dunne},
  journal={Nurse education today},
  year={2017},
  volume={52},
  pages={57-62}
}
BACKGROUND Hand hygiene is widely recognised as the most important measure a healthcare worker can take in preventing the spread of healthcare associated infections. As a member of the healthcare team, nursing students have direct patient contact during clinical practice; hence, good hand hygiene practice among nursing students is essential. Low to moderate levels of hand hygiene knowledge and poor attitudes and practices are reported among nursing students. However, less is known about their… CONTINUE READING
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