Impact of health care worker policy awareness on hand hygiene and urinary catheter care in nursing homes: Results of a self-reported survey

  • Montoya A
  • Chen S
  • Galecki A
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Abstract

Utilizing a self-administered questionnaire in 440 health care workers (81% response rate), we evaluated the impact of health care workers policy awareness on hand hygiene and urinary catheter care in nursing homes. We show that health care workers aware of their nursing home policies are more likely to report wearing gloves and practicing hand hygiene as per evidence-based recommendations during urinary catheter care compared with those who are unaware of their facility policies. © Copyright 2013 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Healthcare workers
  • Infection prevention

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Authors

  • Ana Montoya

  • Shu Chen

  • Andrzej Galecki

  • Sara McNamara

  • Bonnie Lansing

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