Posts by Kathleen Aumann Morales, PhD, RN, CNE

Kathleen Aumann Morales, PhD, RN, CNE

Kathleen Aumann Morales, PhD, RN, CNE
Dr. Morales received her PhD from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University. Her dissertation research was a mixed methods, feasibility study which tested the effect of a resident-focused hand hygiene intervention in a long-term care facility. Dr. Morales has over 30 years experience as a Registered Nurse. Her practice areas include adult medical/surgical, orthopedics, emergency department, and intensive care. Dr. Morales is a contributor to five books: Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles & Practice; The Emergency Nursing Bible; NCLEX-RN Review. Keeping it Real! Simplified; Nursing Made Easy; and Pharmacology Made Easy. She is an assistant professor of nursing at Berry College. She is on Twitter @KMorales and on LinkedIn Katie Aumann Morales, PhD, RN, CNE

Tools for Hand Hygiene Intervention Monitoring in a Long-Term Care Facility

Abstract Background: Hand hygiene is the most effective measure to prevent healthcare-associated infections.  However, the role of residents’ hand hygiene is unexplored. Purpose: To test the...