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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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

Abstract

PAULA, Danielle Galdino de et al. Hand hygiene in high-complexity sectors as an integrating element in the combat of Sars-CoV-2. Rev. Bras. Enferm. [online]. 2020, vol.73, suppl.2, e20200316.  Epub June 29, 2020. ISSN 1984-0446.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0034-7167-2020-0316.

Objective:

to perform a situational diagnosis of the behavior of health professionals concerning hand hygiene practices in highly-complex sectors.

Methods:

this quantitative and retrospective study was based on reports (2016 and 2017) of Adult and Pediatric ICUs of a Federal hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

Results:

one thousand two hundred fifty-eight opportunities for hand hygiene were analysed. The chance of professionals sanitizing hands in Pediatric ICUs is 41.61% higher than in Adult ICUs. Concerning proper hand hygiene, the medical team had a 39.44% lower chance than the nursing team. Others had a 30.62% lower chance when compared to the nursing team. The moment “after contact with the patient” presented 4.5275 times the chance in relation “before contact with the patient”.

Conclusion:

in front of hand hygiene recommendations to control COVID-19, diagnostic assessment and previous analysis of the behavior of professionals proved to be positive.

Keywords : SARS Virus; Hand Hygiene; Cross Infection; Intensive Care Units; Nursing.

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