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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2007;14(3): 297
중환자실 의료종사자의 직종별 손 씻기에 관한 비교 연구
이명해1, 강현숙2
1경희의료원 내과중환자실
2경희대학교 간호과학대학, 동서간호학연구소
A Comparative Study on Profession-specific Handwashing Practices of ICU Health Care Providers
Myung-Hai Lee1, Hyun-Sook Kang2
1Kyung Hee University Medical Center
2College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge, attitude, and compliance regarding hand hygiene according to the profession of ICU health care providers.
Method: Data were collected by questionnaires and by recording of direct observations of 143 health care providers in 4 intensive care units. With SPSS/WIN 12.0 t-test, ANOVA, and ${chi}^2-test$ were used to analyze the data.
Results: The level of knowledge regarding handwashing among the nurses was higher and a more positive attitude was shown compared to physicians. Overall handwashing compliance was low among all ICU health care providers, but nurses had better compliance than any other health care providers and significantly higher frequency for handwashing before care and after care activities. All of professions had lower scores on the appropriate length of time for handwashing and areas that need to be scrubbed. The level for nurses was medium and for physicians, the lowest of all professions. The appropriate agent for handwashing and the method of drying for handwashing compliance was high in all professions.
Conclusion: The results suggest that multidisciplinary interventions are needed to develop an environment for appropriate handwashing as well as to reinforce importance of handwashing compliance for health care providers.
Key words: Handwashing | Health care providers
주요어: 손 씻기 | 의료종사자