Handwashing frequencies in an intensive care unit


Karabey S., Ay P. , Derbentli S., Nakipoglu Y., Esen F.

JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, vol.50, no.1, pp.36-41, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1053/jhin.2001.1132
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-41

Abstract

As most nosocomial infections are thought to be transmitted by the hands of healthcare workers, handwashing is considered the single most important intervention to prevent nosocomial infections. However, previous studies have shown that handwashing practices are poor, especially among medical personnel.