NAGYKŐRÖSI REHABILITÁCIÓS SZAKKÓRHÁZ ÉS RENDELŐINTÉZET, Hungary
VÁGÁNY TAMÁSNÉ, [email protected]
|Country of origin:||Hungary|
|Year of development:||2009-2013|
|Last updated:||January 2013|
|Next update:||Every year|
|Available in the following languages:||Hungarian,
|Reason for not fulfilling the requirements:||WHO translation|
Type of tool: tool for training and education, tool for evaluation and feedback, tool for information of patients and relatives
The main aim is the development of hand hygiene in the public health sector and among employees.
The first step was to install all the facilities: hand sanitizer dispensers and antiseptics close to the lavatory, paper towels can be found next to the lavatory, according to the WHO guidelines single-phase liquid soap and alcoholic hand disinfectant are equally assured, since 2012 little alcohol spray is available for academic specialisation employees and for the doctors.
The topic hand hygiene is highly ranked in employee training. This means hygienic education before starting work, annually two times professional development, and the topic of ICB professional development, too. All these things are checked by the health service.
Academic specialisation employees working in clinical practice, doctors and other hygienic employees
Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)
Long term care
Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice
Since 2009, special attention was paid to hand hygiene compliance among the health professionals and the patients, too. The appearance of WHO’s hand hygiene programme has helped to strengthen this program. The program is expanded to all outpatient and inpatient wards in the hospital.
Needed resources (financial, material, human)
Material resources make up a large percentage of the costs. The exemplariness of the institution’s leadership means a lot! The support of the institution’s leadership and to accept that prevention is less cost-intensive than therapy are really important. Regular monitoring and hygiene education also play an important role in the process
Needed time for implementation
To make it familiar is a hard job. We don’t have to think that the work is finished. It needs ongoing training, monitoring and the feedback is really important.
Strengths and limitations
The ongoing trainings, the check of the practice, the continuous attention call keep the theoretical and practical knowledge on a high level in the care process.
Nice to see that the results of the Hungarian gynecologist’s – (Ignác Semmelweis) – hand sterilisation is a good guideline for the offspring.