from Kampf et al. 2013
published in GMS Hygiene and Infection Control; Vol. 8(2)
DOI 10.3205/dgkh000218

Improving patient safety during insertion of peripheral venous catheters: an observational intervention study

Higher standardization (esp. of care procedures) will lead to higher HH & process compliance

A multimodal strategy to improve both compliance with safety steps for peripheral venous catheter insertion and performance of an optimum procedure was effective and was regarded helpful by healthcare workers. After intervention compliance with four of five specific steps was higher than before intervention (> 45 % increase in HHC after intervention for hand disinfection before patient contact).