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Original Article

Impact of an Intervention on Hand Hygiene Practices among Various Categories of Healthcare Workers at a Tertiary Healthcare Teaching Institute in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Rajesh Harsvardhan, Tulika Gupta, Hem Chandra, Aprajita Jaiswal, Madhu Rendra Kumar

Keywords : Hand hygiene, Hospital acquired infection, Infection

Citation Information : Harsvardhan R, Gupta T, Chandra H, Jaiswal A, Kumar MR. Impact of an Intervention on Hand Hygiene Practices among Various Categories of Healthcare Workers at a Tertiary Healthcare Teaching Institute in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2019; 7 (1):6-10.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1105

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Introduction: Healthcare-associated infections are major burdens for patients, society, and healthcare management. An infection control program is considered efficient which, when used appropriately, restrict the spread of infection among patients and staff in hospital. Materials and methods: The present study was conducted in a tertiary healthcare teaching institute from May 2017 to April 2018. The intervention program included following elements: administrative support, education and training, monitoring and feedback. Microsoft excels and Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 23 (SPSS 23) were used for statistical analysis. Observations and results: The compliance with hand hygiene practices was observed to have been better by 24.37%, postintervention. And out of eight preidentified areas, the maximum 30% improvement in compliance with hand hygiene was found in neurosurgery ICU.

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