Article describing hand hygiene knowledge and practices of nursing students in Singapore


Intravenous literature: Nasirudeen, A.M.A., Koh, J.W.N., Lau, A.L.C., Li, W., Lim, L.S. and Ow, C.Y.X (2012) Hand hygiene knowledge and practices of nursing students in Singapore. American Journal of Infection Control. 40(8), p.e241-e243.


Hand hygiene is an important means of preventing nosocomial infections. Studies have shown a 50% compliance rate for hand hygiene among health care workers. A hand hygiene survey was administered to nursing students in a tertiary institution in Singapore. The results of this survey strongly indicate that nursing students understand the importance of hand hygiene compliance and perceive clinical internship programs and practical laboratory sessions to be effective methods of hand hygiene education.

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