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March 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 3
pp: 7-72

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Original Research: Evaluation of a Hand Hygiene Campaign in Outpatient Health Care Clinics

KuKanich, Kate Stenske; Kaur, Ramandeep; Freeman, Lisa C.; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 113(3):36-42, March 2013.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:25
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2013, Volume 113, Issue 3;
Editor-in-Chief Shawn Kennedy and clinical managing editor Karen Roush present the highlights of the March issue. AJN’s cover features a lithograph titled A Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart, linking to this month’s CE, “Update on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women.” The second CE is an original research article that evaluates a hand hygiene campaign at two outpatient health care clinics. And of course, there’s News, an AJN Reports on the economy and nursing employment, a Viewpoint on advance care planning, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, Reflections, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:37
Sex in nursing homes? Why not. As author Katz explains, “we all have a fundamental need for touch and self-expression.” AJN editor in chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Dr. Anne Katz about how most facilities haven’t addressed this issue and what might nurses and administrators consider.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 19:59
While there’s been much in the literature about the importance of improving hand hygiene practices in acute care settings, there’s been little about this topic in the outpatient setting. AJN editor in chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with the lead author about this report on an intervention to improve hand hygiene practices among health care providers in two outpatient clinics.