The effectiveness of a promotion programme on hand hygiene compliance and nosocomial infections in a neonatal intensive care unit.

@article{Picheansathian2008TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of a promotion programme on hand hygiene compliance and nosocomial infections in a neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Wilawan Picheansathian and Alan Pearson and Prakin Suchaxaya},
  journal={International journal of nursing practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={315-21}
}
This quasi-experimental study aimed to identify the impact of a promotion programme on hand hygiene practices and its effect on nosocomial infection rates in a neonatal intensive care unit of a university hospital in Thailand. The study populations were 26 nursing personnel. After implementing a hand hygiene promotion programme, compliance with hand hygiene among nursing personnel improved significantly from 6.3% before the programme to 81.2% 7 months after the programme. Compliance rate did… CONTINUE READING

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