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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

Print version ISSN 0034-7167On-line version ISSN 1984-0446

Abstract

SILVA, Darlyani Mariano da et al. Hands hygiene and the use of gloves by nursing team in hemodialysis service. Rev. Bras. Enferm. [online]. 2018, vol.71, n.4, pp.1963-1969. ISSN 1984-0446.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0476.

Objective:

to analyze the adhesion of the nursing team to the practice of hands hygiene (HH) and the use of latex gloves in a hemodialysis service.

Method:

this is a descriptive-exploratory study with a quantitative approach, performed between August and October 2016 in a hemodialysis service in the countryside of São Paulo State, Brazil, where the nursing team adhered to HH and the use of gloves. All ethical aspects have been contemplated.

Results:

there were 1090 opportunities for HH, with the adhesion rate being only 16.6%. Regarding the use of gloves, of the 510 opportunities observed, there was correct use in 45%, reuse in 25% and absence of latex gloves in 29% of the time.

Conclusion:

the rate of HH and adherence to gloves is far from ideal, contributing to the increased risk of infection for both the user and the professional.

Keywords : Hands Hygiene; Kidney Dialysis; Nursing Team; Hospital Infection; Universal Precautions.

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