HAND HYGIENE CAMPAIGN AT LAFENE HEALTH CENTER

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dc.contributor.author Heinrich, Ellen
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-14T15:42:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-14T15:42:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18824
dc.description.abstract The importance of proper hand hygiene in preventing disease is not a new concept in the field of medicine. Since the 1840’s when a physician, Ignaz Semmelweis, required his students clean their hands after performing autopsies, it has been recognized that cleaning hands can reduce mortality rates in hospitals.1 However, even though the importance of hand hygiene may be common knowledge, hand hygiene rates among medical professionals, including in both human and veterinary medicine, remain low.2, 3 This has led to increased efforts in researching the best ways to conduct hand hygiene campaigns among healthcare professionals to promote good hand hygiene among this group of people. The field experience described in this report took place at a human healthcare center, Lafene Health Center in Manhattan, Kansas. The field experience involved researching best practices for creating an effective hand hygiene campaign in a human healthcare setting and then executing a hand hygiene campaign at Lafene Health Center. A survey was distributed at the end of the campaign to gauge the perceived effectiveness en_US
dc.subject Hand hygiene en_US
dc.subject Hand hygiene-campaign en_US
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject Healthcare center en_US
dc.subject Hand sanitizer en_US
dc.subject Health communication en_US
dc.title HAND HYGIENE CAMPAIGN AT LAFENE HEALTH CENTER en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Public Health Interdepartmental Program en_US
dc.description.advisor Katherine KuKanich en_US
dc.subject.umi Public Health (0573) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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