Create a 8 pages page paper that discusses hand decontamination. Association (ICNA), 2003).
3.0. Evidence-Based Research: When I was first placed in the medical ward for my
practice placement, the senior nurse in the ward highlighted the hand washing practice
and demonstrated techniques of them. I had an idea that hand washing is important but
needs not be ritualistic. I started understanding that my knowledge on hand washing
needs is poor and superficial. I made it a point to develop my knowledge in this area to
improve the standards of my practice and enhance my care for the patient. I decided to
undertake an evidence-based research on hand washing by the nurses in clinical areas.
Current literature is not voluminous in this area.
4.0. Literature Search: I undertook an electronic database research with the key words,
hand washing, hand decontamination, nurses, washing practice, washing beliefs, sanitary
habits in different databases and resources including Cinahl, Cochrane, Medline, British
Medical Journal, CEBM, NMAP, and Highwire Press. This resulted in a total of 234
articles. Then to narrow the focus, another search was undertaken with all key words,
evidence-based research, hand washing, and nursing in three different instances. This
resulted in 32 articles. In these 32 articles, all these key words were utilized to undertake
a final search leading to a total of 7 articles.
5.0. Methods: This has been done to undertake an evidence-based research and
to find evidence for the same. Research is basically a systemic enquiry, which is reported
in a form that allows the research methods and outcomes to be accessible to others so that
people can implement change in practice with dissemination of the inference.