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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2011;18(2): 195
중환자실 간호사의 간호행위 전.후 손씻기 수행율 비교
김영중1, 김희승2, 장윤영3
2가톨릭대학교 간호대학
3가톨릭대학교 간호대학
Rates for Handwashing Adherence Before and After Nursing Contact in Intensive Care Units
Young-Jung Kim1, Hee-Seung Kim2, Yun-Young Chang3
1Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
2College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea
3College of Nursing, The Catholic University of Korea
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess rates for handwashing adherence before and after nursing contact in intensive care units (ICU).
Methods: The participants included 90 nurses working in intensive care units of an 800-bed university-affiliated hospital in Gyeonggi Province and 2000-bed university-affiliated hospital in Seoul. Time for handwashing was calculated using the average number of handwashings during an 8-hour day shift. Nursing contact was based on indications as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2002). Data were analyzed using frequency, percent, t-test and ${chi}^2$-test.
Results: During an 8-hour day shift, the average number of times that hands were washed was 25.0. The rates were significantly lower before the nursing contact than after the nursing contact when it involved sectioning, observation or contact with a wound, cleaning enteric feeding bag, physical exam, use of gloves, or contact with contaminants.
Conclusions: The results indicate that as handwashing rates were significantly lower before nursing contacts than after nursing contacts, there is need to develop strategies to address this deficiency in handwashing.
Key words: Intensive Care Units | Nurses | Handwashing
주요어: 중환자실 | 간호사 | 손씻기