Hong Kong Med J 2008;14(Suppl 1):S42-5
Evaluating nursing practice models in the context of SARS
EA Chan, JWY Chung, JCS Yang, TKS Wong, ASF Lai, PTY Ching
School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
1. Modular nursing practice led to a change in the nature of direct care activities with an improvement in the frequency of patient/family education.
2. A general increase in the frequency of nurses’ hand washing was observed; however, a lapse in hand washing was noted when nurses perceived time pressure.
3. Geographical separation for infection control created inefficiencies due to insufficient human resources.