Evidence Based Nursing Practice

For this assignment you will need to focus on the topic of handwashing in an acute care setting. The scenario is that your nurse unit manager has informed staff that there are higher infection rates in the ward and patients are having to stay longer in hospital. Your task is to help review the literature and put forward recommendations that would help to improve the situation particularly focusing on what nursing staff could do.
1. Briefly discuss the importance of handwashing in infection control and identify a specifc aspect of handwashing that you would like to focus on.
2. Summarise the contexy for the clincial practice or health policy you wish to investigate.
3. Justify and support your rationale for selecting this area of concern to investigate and identify a need for change.
4. Formulate a search strategy using relevant key search terms of search for the best availanle evidence to answer the searchable  question