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Dr Liz Kingston

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Liz is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences at University of Limerick. She is also the Senior Clinical Skills Labs Coordinator in the department. She is a graduate of UCD (BSc. Nursing and H. Dip. Nurse Education), DCU (MSc. Education and Training Management) and UL (PhD). She has extensive clinical, managerial and educator experience in the disciplines of nursing and midwifery, nationally and internationally. Her research interest is in the area of infection prevention and control and she has published widely on hand hygiene practices among healthcare workers. She led an interdisciplinary team in the design of an interdisciplinary module on infection prevention and control in healthcare, the first of its kind in the mid-West region of Ireland. She is a member of the Infection Prevention Society, UK.

Publications

Kingston, L.M., O'Connell, N.H., Dunne, C.P. (2018). A comparative study of hand hygiene and alcohol-based hand rub use among Irish nursing and medical students. Nurse Education Today, 63, 112-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.01.022

Dunne, C., Kingston, L., Slevin, B., O'Connell , N. (2018) Editorial, Hand hygiene and compliance behaviours are the under-appreciated human factors pivotal to reducing hospital-acquired infections. Journal of Hospital Infection, 98(4), 328-330. https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(18)30115-4/abstract

Kingston, L., Slevin, B., O’Connell, N., Dunne, C. (2017). Hand hygiene: attitudes and practices of nurses, a comparison between 2007 and 2015. American Journal of Infection Control, 45 (12), 1300-1307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.040

Kingston, L.M., Slevin, B.L., O’Connell, N.H., Dunne, C.P. (2017). Attitudes and practices of Irish hospital-based physicians towards hand hygiene and hand rubbing using alcohol-based hand rubs, a comparison between 2007 and 2015. Journal of Hospital Infection, 97, 17-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.05.010

Kingston, L., O'Connell, N.H., Dunne, C.P. (2016). Hand hygiene-related clinical trials reported since 2010: a systematic review. Journal of Hospital Infection, 92(4), 309-320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2015.11.012