Mizue Mori
   Department   Kumamoto Health Science University Graduate School  Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences
   Kumamoto Health Science University  Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2019/11/20
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Self-care through hand hygiene among hemiplegic patients with cerebrovascular disease - Examination of the most effective hand hygiene method performed by healthy side fingers only -
Contribution Type
Journal The Japanese Jpurnal of Rihabilitation Nursing
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Page pp.37-44
Total page number 9
Details Hemiplegic patients must perform activities of daily living with their healthy hand only, decreasing the number of bacteria attached to healthy fingers is important for infection control. The purpose of this study was to clarify a hand hygiene method that can be performed by hemiplegic patients, is bacteriologically stable, and can reduce number of bacteria on the healthy hand. 1) Hand washing with running water, 2) Hand washing with soap and running water, 3) Wiping with a wet tissue with one hand and two hands, and as a result of comparing the number of bacteria on the fingers and palm surface before and after performing hand hygiene, a significant decrease was noted only for wet tissue cleaning. Next, the findings suggest that wet tissue cleaning can be used as self-care for hand hygiene of the healthy hand of hemiplegic patients.