A detailed survey of hand hygiene in 16 intensive care units (ICUs) in Yorkshire was undertaken with the aim of following up the results of a national survey of infection control policies and practices which had been conducted in 1990 (Inglis et al., Br J Anaesthesia 1992; 68, 216220).
The main problems associated with infection control were identified as: the limited relevance of some infection control policies to the specialist nature of intensive care, poor compliance by nurses to local infection control policies, sub-optimal hand hygiene by all healthcare professionals and a need for more effective communication of research-based infection control recommendations in the ICU.
Mots-clés Pascal : Désinfection, Main, Hôpital, Politique sanitaire, Hygiène, Prévention, Unité soin intensif, Homme, Infection nosocomiale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disinfection, Hand, Hospital, Health policy, Hygiene, Prevention, Intensive care unit, Human
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Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.