Multimodal strategy for hand hygiene in field hospitals of COVID-19

Josemar Batista, Danieli Parreira da Silva, Saimon da Silva Nazário, Elaine Drehmer de Almeida Cruz
2020 Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem  
Objective: Reflect and propose adaptations to the Multimodal Hand Hygiene Strategy for field hospitals, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Method: Reflective study, carried out in April 2020, based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the guide for the implementation of the five components of the Multimodal Strategy: system change related to infrastructure; training/education; evaluation and feedback; reminders in the workplace; and institutional security climate.
more » ... sults: The Multimodal Strategy, proposed for hospitals in general, can be adapted for field hospitals in order to reduce the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Investments to adapt the infrastructure and education of workers require foresight and speed and are of special relevance to promote hand hygiene in this care context. Final considerations: Adjusting the Multimodal Strategy, especially for the reduced time in the execution of each component, is necessary for field hospitals with a view to preventing COVID-19.
doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2020-0487 pmid:33111781 fatcat:ue6jx3wkfrcj5b5az5ndwhpzzu