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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2017;10(2):56-70.
Published online June 30, 2017.

일 대학병원 중환자실 간호사의 손 위생 수행 시점에 대한 지식 조사
정은하, 하이경, 박남정, 김현희
1부산대학교병원 신경외과중환자실
2부산대학교 간호대학
3부산대학교병원 감염관리실
4부산대학교병원 신경외과중환자실
Survey of ICU Nurses' Knowledge of the Specific Moments of Hand Hygiene
Eunha Jung, Yikyung Ha, Namjeong Park, Hyun Hee Kim
1Nurse, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
2Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea. highk@pusan.ac.kr
3Team Leader, Infection Control Department, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.
4Unit Manager, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
This study was conducted to identify ICU nurses' knowledge of the five moments of hand hygiene and the ambiguity of these moments when demonstrating hand hygiene.
METHODS
The subjects were 200 intensive care unit nurses at a university hospital . Data was collected using self-report questionnaires, translated according to the instructions of training films developed by WHO, and analyzed using descriptive statistics and ranking tests.
RESULTS
The highest number of correct answers was regarding the moment before contact with a patient and the lowest was regarding the moment after contact with a patient. The rate of providing wrong answers regarding required moments of hand hygiene was high.
CONCLUSION
The study identified ICU nurses' knowledge of specific moments of hand hygiene; they had difficulty differentiating between the moments that happened simultaneously, i.e. after touching a patient, and that patient's surroundings, and there was ambiguity concerning patient areas and medical treatment areas. It was concluded that it is necessary to educate nurses regarding both required and unrequired moments of hand hygiene and to ensure that they can distinguish between these moments.
Key Words: Intensive care units, Hand hygiene, Nurses
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