Explain importance of hand hygiene in preventing healthcare associated infections.

Explain how nurses can help to improve hand hygiene compliance in the healthcare field (nursing home).Explain importance of hand hygiene in preventing healthcare associated infectionsElaborate on the 3 ways how nurse can help as part of quality improvement process (provide education on proper hand hygiene techniques, have patient wash their hands or use hand sanitizer while passing them medications, provide cleaning wipes at patient’s bedside for easier access). Support with the articles below3 elements of regulatory agencies involved with the quality improvement process3 Risk managementLink to articleshttps://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD005186.pub4/full
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Martos-Cabrera, M. B., Mota-Romero, E., Martos-García, R., Gómez-Urquiza, J. L., Suleiman-Martos, N., Albendín-García, L., & Cañadas-De la Fuente, G. A. (2019). Hand Hygiene Teaching Strategies among Nursing Staff: A Systematic Review. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(17), 3039. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16173039
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