Posts by Kathleen Aumann Morales, PhD, RN, CNE

Kathleen Aumann Morales, PhD, RN, CNE

Kathleen Aumann Morales, PhD, RN, CNE
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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...