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Nursing Science and Research: PICOT Elements

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PICOT Elements

Research Question: Is the use of soap and water or alcohol-based rubs more effective in preventing hospital infections?

Patient Intervention Comparison Outcome Time
Term/Synonyms

Hospital Patients

In-patient

Soap and Water

Hand Washing

Alcohol rubs Infection Prevention Hospital duration

Subject Headings

(Thesarus Terms)

Hand Disinfection

Hand Hygiene

Hand Sanitizers

Cross Infection

Nosocomial Infection

Length of Stay

 

** To search for Subject Headings, go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh