Year of Publication


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Committee Chair

Dr. Melanie Hardin-Pierce

Clinical Mentor

Kim Blanton

Committee Member

Dr. Cassie Degener


The WHO has identified hand hygiene as the single “most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent healthcare-associated infections” (World Health Organization [WHO], 2009) and subsequently created guidelines specifically focused on hand hygiene and prevention of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Nurses know and understand the importance of performing hand hygiene before and after patient contact, but often compliance is subpar. An extensive literature review was conducted for methods and interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance. The review of literature found seven systematic reviews which helped shape this study. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of multifaceted interventions on nurse hand hygiene compliance rates in a 12-bed adult trauma-surgical ICU as well as its effects on hospital acquired infections such as catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI).

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Nursing Commons