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Journal Article > Review
Views of nurses and other health and social care workers on the use of assistive humanoid and animal-like robots in health and social care: a scoping review.
Papadopoulos I, Koulouglioti C, Ali S. Contemp Nurse. 2018;54:425-442.
Robotics are increasingly used to assist in both complicated and routine activities in health care. Although safety hazards associated with robotic technologies have been explored in surgery, risks related to purely assistive devices is understudied. This review highlights clinician perspectives regarding assistive robots in health care and highlights infection control and reliability issues as concerns associated with their use.
Widmer MK, Malik J, eds. Contrib Nephrol. 2015;184:1-270. ISBN: 9783318027051.
Patients with chronic kidney failure are at high risk for adverse events from treatment errors. This publication raises awareness of safety in end-stage renal disease care, explores factors specific to this setting that contribute to failure, and describes techniques for clinicians to reduce risk of errors.
Journal Article > Study
Impact of a team and leaders-directed strategy to improve nurses' adherence to hand hygiene guidelines: a cluster randomised trial.
Huis A, Schoonhoven L, Grol R, Donders R, Hulscher M, van Achterberg T. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013;50:464-474.
In this cluster randomized trial, a strategy that sought to improve nurses' hand hygiene by emphasizing team commitment and leadership engagement did achieve higher hand hygiene rates compared with a standard quality improvement approach. However, the overall rate of hand hygiene adherence remained poor in both groups.
Journal Article > Study
Hugonnet S, Chevrolet JC, Pittet D. Crit Care Med. 2007;35:76-81.
Lower nurse-to-patient ratios on hospital wards have been associated with an increased rate of post-surgical complications and an increased rate of overall complications of inpatient care. This single-center study evaluated the effect of changes in nurse staffing on nosocomial infection rates in the intensive care unit (ICU) and found that a slightly higher number of patients per nurse was associated with a significantly increased infection risk, after controlling for patient risk factors. The authors hypothesize that increased nursing workload may lead to breaches in infection control protocols.