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A Study to Assess the Compliance on Hand Hygiene during Bundle of Care Interventions among Healthcare Professionals Working in ICU of a Tertiary Care Hospital

Nirmala Murugesan, Gayathri Natesan, A John William Felix

Keywords : Care bundle, Critically ill patients, Healthcare professionals, Protocol-based care, Ventilator-associated problems

Citation Information : Murugesan N, Natesan G, Felix AJ. A Study to Assess the Compliance on Hand Hygiene during Bundle of Care Interventions among Healthcare Professionals Working in ICU of a Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (9):1006-1010.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24293

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Background: Imparting quality healthcare to the critically ill patient is associated with competence, compassion, and excellent care by healthcare professionals. It includes the development and widespread application of evidence-based interventions, following guidelines, and protocol-based care on ventilator-associated bundle approach to ensure the delivery of care to prevent ventilator-associated problems. Materials and methods: Quantitative evaluative approach, pre-experimental research, one group pre- and post-test design by the convenient method of sampling 70 staff nurses were selected. A self-structured compliance checklist was used to collect the data. Results: The level of compliance with handwashing revealed that all the samples 70 (100) have complied with the handwashing technique during the clean and sterile procedure on the patient in all three shifts and 30 (42.9%) subjects were very good in following the handwashing in the morning compared to evening and night. With regard to inserting the catheter into the ET tube gently by using an aseptic technique to perform endotracheal suctioning, 28 (40%) samples had carried out in all three shifts respectively and 50 (71.4%) were good in adhering in following all the steps. In relation to cuff pressure monitoring, it was carried out by 63 (90%) of the samples and around 43 (61.4%) subjects were found to be good in all the three shifts, respectively. Conclusion: Healthcare professionals need to adopt the protocols and policies. Implementation appropriately helps in the prevention of ventilator-associated problems, and quality care will be improved.

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