Are Soap, Paper Towel and Alcohol-based Disinfectants Easily Accessible in Intensive Care Units in Turkey?: Results of the Phokai Study


UYAN ÖNAL A., Durmus G., Sezak N., Ozdemir B., Kaygusuz T., Oztoprak N., ...Daha Fazla

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS, cilt.7, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/mjima.2018.20
  • Dergi Adı: MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION MICROBES AND ANTIMICROBIALS

Özet

Introduction: Hand hygiene is one of the most effective infection control measures to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HCAI). Water, soap, paper towel and hand disinfectant must be available and adequate in terms of effective hand hygiene. The adequacy of hand hygiene products or keeping water-soap and paper towel is still a problem for many developing countries like Turkey. In this multicenter study, we analyzed the adequacy in number and availability of hand hygiene products.