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Infection Control Name: Course: Professor: Institution: City and State: Date: Contents Introduction 2 Literature Searching Process 4 Main Body 5 Infection Control 5 Focused discussion on identified themes 11 Hand hygiene as a primary infection control 11 Effectiveness of hand hygiene as an infection control 12 The challenge of reduced hand hygiene compliance 12 Approaches to hand hygiene compliance 13 Conclusion 15 References 17 Primary journal articles 17 Secondary journal articles 18 Books 20 Introduction The issue of health has attracted increased attention in recent times.
In the 21st century, various infections have turned a major threat to prosperity and social stability of human kind. This is as a result of emergence of multi-drug-resistant strains of bacteria such as Clostridium difficile (CDT) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among others. These infections cause many deaths with thousand others suffering from poor health. Schneider, et al. (2009) observes that having sound measures for controlling infections help to significantly reduce the spread of both minor and major infections hence reducing suffering, mortality and morbidity rates. Maintaining proper hand hygiene is the simplest and single least-expensive way of reducing prevalence of many infections. According to WTO (2012), every individual must embrace behavioural change. The health fraternity should also join the board by encouraging the public to actively comply with the stipulated infection-control practices. Further, the government is also contributing through the provision of high quality, safe and reliable care. Hand hygiene according to Erasmus, et al. ...
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