Inspections Spread through Direct Contact

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Most healthcare-associated infections are spread through direct contact, mainly through the hands of healthcare workers (Gould et al., 2010). Hand hygiene can prevent health care associated infection. The aim of hand hygiene through hand washing is to sufficiently reduce the microorganisms on the skin to prevent cross transmission. Hand hygiene, Infection prevention and control should be incorporated into every aspect of healthcare, this can be done using evidence based practise. Evidence based practise requires health professionals to apply the best available evidence to assist with their clinical decision making (Ilic, 2009)

Evidence based practise is defined as clinical practise based on the best, most recent research ((Richardson-Tench and Elliott, 2010). Evidence based practise is a process of translating knowledge generated by research into clinical practice. (Ilic, 2009) gives the five steps to evidence based practise,
1. converting clinical scenarios into structured answerable questions
2. Searching the literature to identify the best available evidence to answer to answer the question
3. Critically appraising the evidence for its validity and applicability, and
4. Applying the results of the appraisal into clinical practise
5. Evaluation/assessment of the evidence based practise.
Evidence based practice aims to provide the best possible evidence to the point of clinical contact ((Richardson-Tench and Elliott, 2010). Evidence based practise would be beneficial for
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