Investigating the effect of preparation for and participation in a hand-sanitizing relay on nursing students’ ability to recall the WHO 6-step hand hygiene technique

Lesley Price, Lynn Melone, Elaine Cutajar, Lauren Blane, Lucyna Gozdzielewska, Mairi Young, Kareena McAloney-Kocaman, Jacqui Reilly

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Abstract

This study explored whether preparation for a hand-sanitizing relay affected nursing students’ ability to recall, 12 months later, the World Health Organization 6-step hand hygiene technique. No significant difference was observed in recall between those who participated in the relay and those who did not (P =.736). The most frequently missed step was Step 3 (palm to palm with fingers interlaced). Our results suggest that regular feedback may be an important additional component in future interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1304-1306
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume46
Issue number11
Early online date24 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Keywords

  • Education
  • Hand hygiene
  • Nursing
  • Technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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