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Hand decontamination practices in paediatric wards

S Jelly
Curationis | Vol 26, No 4 | a888 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v26i4.888 | © 2003 S Jelly | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2003 | Published: 28 September 2003

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S Jelly,, South Africa

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The purpose of this study was to determine and describe hand decontamination practices of health care professionals in the paediatric wards of an academic hospital in Johannesburg. The purpose was addressed within a survey design and through the use of descriptive and comparative methods. Data were collected through direct observation conducted with the use of a researcher-administered checklist. A sample of sixtysix health professionals was obtained through convenience sampling.


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