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Åtgärder som vidtas för att förhindra spridning av vårdrelaterade infektioner: en litteraturöversikt
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Measures taken to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections : a literature review (English)
Abstract [en]

Background. Hospital-acquired infections are/is a major problem in health care. In order to reduce the spread of these infections, it is important that health professionals perform basic hygiene practices and precautions. Aim. The aim is to highlight the steps that are taken, in health care, to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections in health care. Method. A literature review based on qualitative and quantitative research. Result. The findings show the different measures taken and reported in the following five thematic areas: staff hygiene, protection equipment, environment, isolation and training/responsibility. In these outlines basic hand hygiene, cautions, cleaning and the nurse's responsibility. Conclusion. Healthcare staff is aware of the precautions to be taken but the infections spread anyway. It is located in the nurse's responsibility to engage in a good and safe care with high standards of hygiene, which means to be responsible that the hygiene procedures are followed in the workplace.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 14
Keywords [en]
Hospital-acquired infections, basic hygiene practices, Nightingale, precautions
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-6117Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-6117DiVA, id: diva2:708657
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2014-04-04 Created: 2014-03-28 Last updated: 2014-04-04Bibliographically approved

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