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Created with an evaluation copy of Aspose.Words. To discover the full versions of our APIs please visit: https://products.aspose.com/words/ EBP LITERATURE SEARCH/APPRAISAL OF EVIDENCE PAGE * MERGEFORMAT 3 Running head: EBP LITERATURE SEARCH/APPRAISAL OF EVIDENCE PAGE * MERGEFORMAT 1 Created with an evaluation copy of Aspose.Words. To discover the full versions of our APIs please visit: https://products.aspose.com/words/ EBP LITERATURE SEARCH/APPRAISAL OF EVIDENCE Problem Statement Hand hygiene compliance amongst healthcare workers is insufficient, which increases the risk of hospital acquired infections (HAI) and adverse patient outcomes. This is a universal problem across the multidisciplinary health care team. In an article by Becker’s Infection Control and Clinical Quality, Dr. Felix Aguirre states that most medical staff, “may not feel urgency to improve adherence because the consequences-infections or death-may not be obvious. Unless someone dies, [they think] it’s not a problem” (para 5). In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2009 indicated the most common reason identified for lack of hand hygiene is an underestimated importance of the value hand hygiene in prevention of disease transmission (Pfoh et. al., 2013). Many of the road blocks, when it comes to hand hygiene compliance have been associated with limited education, poor resources, and difficulty in getting healthcare professionals to change their habits. The scope of the problem is worldwide. Thousands of people die as a result of healthcare-associated infection and low compliance with proper hand hygiene. According to Huis et. al (2012), “ Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) burden patients, complicate treatment, prolong hospital stay, increase costs and can be life threatening” (p. 1). Hand hygiene has been researched extensively, dating back to Florence Nightingale, as one of the most important nursing care practices in the prevention of HAIs….