from Pessoa-Silva et al. 2007
published in PEDIATRICS; 120(2): e382–e390
DOI 10.1542/peds.2006-3712

Reduction of Health Care-Associated Infection Risk in Ne-onates by Successful Hand Hygiene Promotion

Higher hand hygiene-compliance standards will lead to lower HAI rates

The study analysed the effect of a successful hand hygiene promotion on the individual infection risk among neonates. Overall, HHC improved by > 10 % and an increase in hand-rub consumption was observed (> 20L/1,000 patient-days). Increased HHC was shown to be independently associated with a lower risk of HAI among very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates.