On May 12, de Dag van de Verpleging, Benjamin Wendt won the Anna Reynvaan Science Prize 2022. This prize is awarded annually for the best scientific publication by a nurse from the previous year. Benjamin won the prize with his article on the application of infection prevention measures in district nursing.
Applying infection prevention measures is of great importance in preventing (healthcare) infections. It was previously unclear how infection prevention measures were applied in district nursing and what factors influenced this. Benjamin Wendt and his research group have mapped this out via field observations, group discussions with nurses and caregivers, and interviews with clients.
The observations showed that the correct application of basic measures, such as hand hygiene and the use of personal protective equipment, varied widely and was often suboptimal. Mobile communication devices such as tablets and phones caused many work disruptions and were also poorly cleaned. Interviews with caregivers and clients showed that the correct application of infection prevention measures was hindered by the less predictable and uncontrolled work environment, the lack of organizational support, and fragmentation, variation and sometimes conflicting information regarding guidelines and protocols.
An innovative, well-designed study with a clear and relevant message," concluded the jury. The prize includes a painting and a cheque for five thousand euros.
For a video about the study, click here (in Dutch).
At the end of 2021, the award-winning article appeared in the journal International Journal of Nursing Studiesinfection prevention practices in home-based nursing care: a qualitative observational study. Wendt, B., Huisman-de Waal, G., Bakker-Jacobs, A., Hautvast, J. L., & Huis, A.
Related news items
NWO Stevin Prize for expert on Parkinson’s disease Bas Bloem Major scientific prize for societal impact on research into Parkinson's disease17 June 2022
Neurologist Bas Bloem of Radboudumc receives this year’s Stevin Prize of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The Stevin Award is the highest distinction in science for a researcher in the Netherlands who has achieved particular success in the area of knowledge utilization for society.read more
More than five million euros for research to improve palliative care Jeroen Hasselaar will lead research project with Horizon grant15 June 2022
Jeroen Hasselaar will lead a large international research project. With a 5.3 million euro grant from the EU's Horizon program, he and his team want to improve palliative care for cancer patients, together with partners from nine European countries.read more
Donal Hollywood award for research on radiation boost in prostate cancer Linda Kerkmeijer receives award during ESTRO 20226 May 2022
Linda Kerkmeijer will receive this year's Donal Hollywood award on behalf of the FLAME consortium during the ESTRO congress in Copenhagen on May 9. The award is given for the abstract on the added value of a radiation boost for localized prostate cancer in the FLAME study.read more
NIH grant for follow-up research on tuberculous meningitis10 February 2022
Met subsidie van het Amerikaanse NIH gaat With a grant from the U.S. NIH, Reinout van Crevel will continue to unravel the disease process of tuberculous meningitis.read more
1.4 million euro to reduce hospital admissions due to medication7 January 2022
A team of sixteen Dutch hospitals received a grant of 1.4 million euros from ZonMw. They will investigate whether they can reduce medication related hospital readmissions.read more