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Educación Médica

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FERNANDEZ-PRADA, María et al. Evaluation of a workshop on hand hygiene taught by instructed students. Educ. méd. [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.3, pp.149-154. ISSN 1575-1813.

Introduction. The teaching and learning of hand hygiene in the context of health is a complex task. There is little discussion in the literature regarding the student involvement as the leader of his own background. The main objective of this study is the evaluation of a workshop on hand hygiene managed, directed and delivered, under expert supervision, by students at the same student group. Subjects and methods. An evaluation pre-post about technique, knowledge and attitudes of participants towards hygiene. Attended by 40 students of Health Sciences at the University of Granada. We conducted two evaluations of the workshop by: a questionnaire designed ad hoc with 12 items on knowledge and attitudes, and the direct observation of hand hygiene technique and quality of the processing with an ultraviolet lamp and a reactive solution for it. Results. After the workshop, it shows how significantly reduces the number of contaminated areas hands (t = 9.278; p < 0.000) and how it significantly improves hand hygiene technique for each of the seven steps outlined World Health Organization (p < 0.001). The difference between the overall mean questionnaire scores before and after the workshop was also significant (t = -4.662;p < 0.000). Conclusions. The taught workshop improved attitudes, knowledge and technique of hand hygiene with alcohol solution between the participants.

Keywords : Hand hygiene; Health education; Student leadership.

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