Inadequate hand hygiene and contamination of the anesthesia workstation have resulted in pathogen transmission and subsequent healthcare-associated infections. This clinical problem poses a significant safety threat as healthcare-associated infections are one of the leading causes of preventable patient harm and death. Research literature and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists illustrate the need for universal infection prevention precautions and standardized anesthesia workstation cleaning practices to decrease workstation contamination and healthcare-associated infections. The purpose of this project will be to create a teaching plan based on research literature and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists infection prevention and control guidelines to decrease healthcare-associated infection rates due to anesthesia workstation contamination and inadequate hand hygiene.
Bassett, Rachel and Costa, Keli, "Evidence-Based Educational Modules on Applying the AANA Infection Control Guidelines" (2023). DNP Scholarly Projects. 20.