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Hand Washing Research Paper

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Topic: Compliance of hand washing in critical care areas
Dow University of Health and Sciences
Name: Muhammad Umar
Subject: English
Faculty: Sir Arsalan Siddiqui
Date: May 10, 2016

Statement The hand washing is the single most important and easiest method to prevent from infection in critical care areas. The hand washing means the wash hands properly with soap and water or alcohol based rubs. Two major groups of microorganisms are found on the skin: organisms that normally reside on it (resident flora) and contaminants (transient flora). Unless introduced into body tissues by trauma or medical devices such as intravenous catheters, the pathogenic potential of the resident flora is low. Transient flora, which is easily,
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The health care associated infections (HAI) transmits via contaminated hands of health care workers because they touch every patient without washing their hands in Critical Care areas, or contaminated hands of patients, their attendant because they touch to every door and their patients without washing their hands. The hand hygiene (use of water free alcohol based hand rubs or hand washing with soap and water) considered as the most important action for preventing The health care associated infections (HAI) in Critical Care areas. According to How-to Guide: Improving Hand Hygiene, A Guide for Improving Practices among Health Care Workers: the 50% of health care workers washes their hand this rate is very low. The Compliance of hand washing May be low due to lack of time or lack of recourses, insufficient knowledge about the importance of hand washing, also people don’t steps of hand washing very well. Many Health Care Workers experience irritant contact dermatitis with frequent use of soap and water to prevent from these barriers the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s)…show more content…
Statistically, hand washing is the single most important step in the fight against infection prevention. The most common way infections are spread is by staff members touching a patient or a contaminated piece of equipment with their hands, and then touching another patient without washing their hands. This is a big attention of hand washing in United States. To prevent from primary and secondary source of infection in Community, hospital area and critical care areas. The hand washing can reduction in the caring of Pathogens on hands decrease a large number of infection in community and Nosocomial infections in hospital and critical care areas. The use of antimicrobial results in decreased mortality and morbidity. The plain soap and water and antibacterial solutions are used when you see physically dirt or some particles on your hands at that time you cannot use alcohol based rubs. When you touched a patient or have done some work if dirt or particles are not present you can us alcohol based rubs. The simple soap and water can remove physically some kinds of microbes but cannot kill them but antibacterial solution kills or inhibit the microorganisms. In a study of Lilly and Lowbarry soap and water did not effectively reduce count of artificially applied bacteria. On the other hand the application of 70% ethanol to contaminated hands resulted in 99.7% reduction in
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