Maura Smiddy - Systematic review of health care workers’ compliance with hand hygiene guidelines

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Systematic qualitative literature review of health care workers’ compliance with hand hygiene guidelines

In this podcast Barrie Tyner speaks with Infection Prevention and Control researcher and Health Protection lecturer Maura Smiddy, UCC. She is the lead author on a systematic review on health care workers’ compliance with hand hygiene guidelines guide. The study was published in the American Journal of Infection Control in December 2015 and breaks ground by taking a qualitative approach to tease out the barriers and influences to optimal hand hygiene compliance.

Also in the podcast is information about the upcoming Safe patient Care conference held at the Brookfield Health Science Building, UCC, Cork on the 1st & 2nd Sep 2016. This years focus is on healthcare workers involved in the delivery of patient care in residential and long term settings. The conference is spread over two days with short 20 minute talks, hands on workshops and interactive presentations. The event is free  though registration is recommended as each it is booked out weeks in advance. More info and registration can be found here goo.gl/MdiLDM

Show notes

Safe Patient Care 2016: goo.gl/MdiLDM

Conference twitter: twitter.com/SPC2016Cork
#SafePatientCare

Maura Smiddy featured in the Infection Control Today: goo.gl/BgdApU

WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy: apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/70030

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