Improving of Ethiopian Hospital Reform Implementation Guideline, Infection Prevention Standards in Suhul Hospital, Northern Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


Problem statement: assessment of Ethiopian Hospitals Reform Implementation Guideline (EHRIG) Infection Prevention (IP) standards met were too low. Objective: To increase the percentage of compliance Ethiopian Hospitals Reform Implementation Guideline (EHRIG) standards from 25% to 75% by the end of August 2013. Methodology: Pre-post intervention study was used to evaluate the performance of IP standards. A pre-intervention baseline data were collected in May 2013. Based on the baseline, it was found out that the EHRIG, IP standards met were low scored (i.e. two out of the eight). in ordered to identify the root cause of the low compliance, fish bone analysis was made and decision matrix was used to have a comparative analysis of intervention strategies. Then developing organizational policy based on EHRIG and orientation for head nurses on the policy was done as an intervention. After, an intervention was conducted to improve the EHRIG, IP standards and a follow up data was collected in July 2005. The same indicator was used for the assessment of performance. Result: Compliance with Ethiopian Hospitals Reform Implementation Guideline (EHRIG) standards for infection prevention increased from 2 (25%) to 6 (75%) out of 8. Conclusion: developing organizational guideline and policies based on national standards and policies, resulted in improving IP standards. Recommendation: Full implementation of the EHRIG, IP strategies should be made and it is better to give better attention and continuous follow up of the overall performance of standardized IP practices.



Infection Prevention Standards