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  1. Evidence Based Practice Presentation References
    1. Alcohol as an antiseptic agent
    2. Artificial/gel nails and/or extenders
    3. Attitudes toward alcohol and drug addiction
    4. Bed rest
    5. Blood pressure measurement
    6. Client confidentiality
    7. Clostridium difficile
    8. CVAD cleaning solutions
    9. CVAD dressing techniques
    10. Enteral feeding tubes complications
    11. Enteral feeding tubes placement methods
    12. Gastrostomy (PEG) tube use
    13. Gastrostomy tube care
    14. Gloves (surgical and/or procedure)
    15. Hand washing techniques
    16. IM injections
    17. Influenza vaccines
    18. Intake and output measurement
    19. Intravenous catheters:
    20. Comparison of the use of peripheral IV's vs CVAD's in children
    21. Isolation techniques: psychological issues
    22. Isolation techniques: infection control issues
    23. IV Medication administration systems
    24. Latex allergies
    25. Masks (surgical and/or procedural)
    26. Medication administration systems
    27. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    28. Nasogastric tube placement checks
    29. Non- pharmacologic comfort care techniques
    30. Nursing uniforms: What do nurses wear?
    31. Nursing uniforms: contamination of uniforms
    32. Pain assessment
    33. Pandemic planning
    34. Patient's responses to the hospital environment
    35. Pharmacologic pain control methods
    36. Respiratory medication administration
    37. Restraints
    38. Shift work
    39. Sleep disruptions in patients
    40. Staffing issues
    41. Stethoscope covers
    42. Thermometer usage
    43. Tracheostomy suctioning
    44. Tuberculosis isolation
    45. Visitor restrictions
    46. Vital signs: routine monitoring
    47. Wound care solutions
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Hand washing techniques

Potential issues to examine:

1. What solution or product works best?

  • Creedon, S.A. (2005). Healthcare worker's hand decontamination practices: compliance with recommended guidelines. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 51(3), 208-216. (EbscoHost)
  • Girou, E. (2002). Efficacy of hand rubbing with alcohol based solution versus standard hand washing with antiseptic soap: randomized clinical trial. British Medical Journal, 325, 362-365. (Web)
  • Gordin FM; Schultz ME; Huber RA; Gill JA. Reduction in nosocomial transmission of drug-resistant bacteria after introduction of an alcohol-based handrub. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 2005 Jul; 26 (7): 650-3. (Web)
  • Kampf, G., Ostermeyer, C., Heeg, P., & Paulson, D. (2006). Evaluation of two methods of determining the efficacies of two alcohol-based hand rubs for surgical hand antisepsis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72(6), 3856-3861. (Web)
  • Kramer, A., Rudolph, P., Kampf, G., & Pittet, D. (2002). Limited efficacy of alcohol-based hand gels. Lancet, 351(1), 1489-1490. (EbscoHost)
  • Lam, B.C., Lee, J. & Lau, Y.L. (2004). Hand hygiene practice in a neonatal intensive care unit: A multimodal intervention and impact on nosocomial infection. Pediatrics, 114(5), 565-571. (EbscoHost)
  • Maliekal, M., Hemvani, N., Ukande, U., Geed, S., Bhattacherjee, M., George, J. et al. (2005). Comparison of traditional hand wash with alcoholic hand rub in ICU setup. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 9(3), p141-144. (EbscoHost)
  • Parker, Lynn. Infection control: maintaining the personal hygiene of patients and staff. British Journal of Nursing (BJN), 4/22/2004, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p474-478. (EbscoHost)
  • Parienti, J.J., Thibon, P., Heller, R. et al (2002). Hand rubbing with an aqueous alcoholic solution vs traditional surgical hand-scrubbing and 30-day surgical site infection rates: a randomized equivalence study. Journal of the American Medical Association, 288, 722-727. (Web)
  • Picheansathian, W. (1999). A systematic review on the effectiveness of alcohol-based solutions for hand hygiene. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 10(1), 3-9. (EbscoHost)
  • Sandora, T. J., Taveras, E. M., Shih, M. C., Resnick, E. A. Lee, G. M., Ross-Degnan, D. & Goldmann, D. A. (2005). A randomized, controlled trial of a multifaceted intervention including alcohol-based hand sanitizer and hand-hygiene education to reduce illness transmission in the home. Pediatrics, 116(3), 587-594. (EbscoHost)