Rasmussen Plain Soap Handwashing vs Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer in A Hospital Settings PPT

Your staff development power point presentation will include the information from your written paper in 10-12 slides (including a title and reference slide in APA format). Make sure to include speaker notes at the bottom of your slide to explain the content of your slide.Can you please show how this topic work. In (P) intensive care units (ICUs) patients, how does (I) handwashing with soap and water (C) compared to using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (O) reduce the amount of hospital-acquired infections over a (T) thirty-day period? Can you please use this paper to create a 10-12 slides power point

In September 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that over-the-counter antiseptic soaps would be withdrawn from the market (Alonso, et al., 2018). The decision was reached after the federal agency had reached a conclusion that the products commonly used in handwashing were both safe for long-term use. The handwashing antiseptic soaps were also considered not to be more effective in preventing illnesses and the spread of bacteria when compared to plain soap. Since the implementation of the order in December 2018, plain soap has become the commonly used handwashing product both at home and in hospitals. However, the spread of hospital-acquired infections remains a common issue that most hospitals continue to grapple with considering the high cost associated with managing such infections as well as the health risk they pose to those infected. Different products, including soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizers have been exploited as a possible means of solutions to reducing these infections. In the current PICOT study, the effectiveness of handwashing with soap and water was compared to the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer in an effort to reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections.

PICOT Statement – Handwashing


Hospital-acquired infections remain a major concern within the healthcare industry. The infections are even more concern among intensive care patients due to their weakened immunity and fragile health status. Compared to other hospital population, ICU inpatients are likely to contract hospital-acquired infections, making them the population of concern in this study.


In the current study, nurses and other medical practitioners attending to ICU inpatients will use plain soap before and after attending to this specific population of patients.


The prevalence of hospital-acquired infections will be compared to the number of infections registered when nurses and other medical practitioners attending patients admitted in the ICU use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.


Hospital-acquired infections prevalence is expected to reduce among the ICU patients when attending health practitioners use soap and water in place of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.


The intervention will be in place over a period of one month, with monthly infection statistics being compared between the population on which the intervention was applied and the comparison group who did not receive the intervention.

When comparing the effectiveness of both hand washing with soap and water to using an alcohol-based hand sanitize, Munoz-Figueroa and Ojo (2018) note that proper hand washing with soap has proven to be a more effective strategy of eliminating bacteria which might be transmitted within hospital settings such as Clostridium difficile. While most alcohol-based hand sanitizes are effective in killing most bacteria, they are ineffective in killing certain types of bacteria such as Cryptosporidium, norovirus, and Clostridium difficile. Within the hospital settings, Clostridium difficile is one of the main causes of hospital-acquired infection, making handwashing the most appropriate strategy of eliminating such bacteria (Ripabelli, et al., 2019). From the PICOT study, the prevalence of hospital-acquired infections will decrease when the intervention of handwashing with soap and water is adopted compared to the exclusive use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.


Alonso, L., Almada, G., Salazar, E., Lizzi, A., Rosso, V., Gomez, T., & Staneloni, M. (2018). Hand hygiene in the community: What is the preferred product? International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 73, 264.

Munoz-Figueroa, G. P., & Ojo, O. (2018). The effectiveness of alcohol-based gel for hand sanitizing in infection control. British Journal of Nursing, 27(7), 382-388.

Ripabelli, G., Tamburro, M., Guerrizio, G., Fanelli, I., Agnusdei, C. P., & Sammarco, M. L.

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