J Patient Saf 2018 Jun;14(2):107-111
Assistant to the Chief Medical Officer and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
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Med J Aust 2011 Nov;195(10):615-9
Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Objective: To report outcomes from the first 2 years of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI), a hand hygiene (HH) culture-change program implemented in all Australian hospitals to improve health care workers' HH compliance, increase use of alcohol-based hand rub and reduce the risk of health care-associated infections.
Design And Setting: The HH program was based on the World Health Organization 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene program, and included standardised educational materials and a regular audit system of HH compliance. The NHHI was implemented in January 2009. Read More
BMJ Qual Saf 2012 Dec 21;21(12):1019-26. Epub 2012 Jul 21.
Department of Medicine, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, USA.
Background: Evidence that hand hygiene (HH) reduces healthcare-associated infections has been available for almost two centuries. Yet HH compliance among healthcare professionals continues to be low, and most efforts to improve it have failed.
Objective: To improve healthcare workers' HH, and reduce healthcare-associated infections. Read More
Rev Calid Asist 2017 Jan - Feb;32(1):50-56. Epub 2016 Sep 7.
Grupo de Mejora de la Higiene de Manos, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, España.
Objective: Within the framework of the PaSQ (Patient Safety and Quality care) Project, this hospital decided to implement a multifaceted hospital-wide Hand Hygiene (HH) intervention based on a multimodal WHO approach over one year, focusing on achieving a sustained change in HH cultural change in this hospital.
Material And Methods: Setting: University Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander (Spain), a tertiary hospital with 900 beds. Intervention period: 2014. Read More
Indian J Crit Care Med 2014 Oct;18(10):689-93
Department of Critical Care, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Aim: We are using multimodal technique to improve hand hygiene (HH) compliance among all health care staff for the past 1-year. This cross-sectional observational study was conducted in the surgical ICU to assess adherence to HH among nurses and allied healthcare workers, at the end of the training year.
Materials And Methods: This was a cross-sectional observational study using direct observation technique. Read More