from Hoffmann et al. 2018
published in J Clin Nurs 28: 912-919
DOI 10.1111/jocn.14703

Interventions to increase hand hygiene compliance in a tertiary university hospital over a period of 5 years: An iterative process of information, training and feedback

Continuous observation and feedback is needed to maintain hand hygiene compliance

The study investigated whether an ongoing programme of information and training, coupled
with a feedback system, is able to improve hand hygiene compliance (HHC) among healthcare
professionals. It was shown that a continuous process including training, observation as well as feedback is important to increase awareness concerning hand hygiene behaviours and to
maintain and improve hand hygiene compliance in clinical settings.