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Revista Eugenio Espejo

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CAMBIL MARTIN, Jacobo et al. Higiene de manos en la práctica sanitaria en un contexto local ecuatoriano. Rev Eug Esp [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.2, pp.61-76. ISSN 2661-6742.

Infections associated with health care are related to difficulties with hands hygiene of health personnel before and after being in contact with a patient. A descriptive research with a mixed approach was performed in order to characterize hands hygiene in health units where students of the Faculty of Health Sciences of Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo carry out training and pre-professional practice, during the period September-December 2017. The study population was made up of all of the regular, occasional and support professors (220) who worked in the Faculty of Health Sciences during the study period. 59 teachers from the teaching units involved was chosen by the means of a non-probabilistic sampling of the intentional type. After applying the survey related to the main causes of colonization of germs in the patient, the interviews showed a low perception referred by the participants regarding the risk of cross transmissibility through the hands and the need to develop competences for the correct realization of that technique. The accomplishment of the hand washing with alcoholic base, and the minimum time that the participants dedicated to the friction of the hands with this type of gel evidenced that in a majority way they did it for a period of twenty seconds.

Keywords : Hand Disinfection; Knowledge; Asepsis.

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