Impact of hand hygiene training module among healthcare providers working in neonatal intensive care unit: A before and after trial
Background: Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) include central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated
urinary tract infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Maintaining strict hand hygiene (HH) compliance and asepsis is
pivotal in reducing the HAI. Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of a training module on HH practices
of healthcare providers (HCPs) working in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Methods: An uncontrolled before and after study
was conducted in a tertiary level NICU of a government hospital. All HCPs working in the NICU were eligible and included in
the analyses. In the pre-intervention Phase I (November
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