Pursuing nurses’ work effectiveness and better hand-hygiene compliance in a intensive care unit (ICU) ward: application of lean methodologies
- Authors: Gregório J, Lapão L, Pinheiro F, Póvoa P, Santos I
- Publication Year: 2015
- Journal: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
- Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4475176/
Healthcare acquired infections (HAI) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Hand hygiene (HH) is one of the most effective measures for preventing HAI. However, stirring healthcare workers to comply with HH remains a challenge. Two common barriers often found are forgetfulness and the lack of time.