from Son C, Chuck T, Childers T, Usiak S, Dowling M, Andiel C, Backer R, Eagan J, Sepkowitz K 2011
published in American Journal of Infection Control 39 (9): 716-724
DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.12.008

Practically speaking: rethinking hand hygiene improvement programs in health care settings.

Involving staff in the development of hand hygiene strategies can lead to lasting improvements in hand hygiene compliance

To improve hand hygiene compliance, staff members were involved in the development of hand hygiene strategies including the development of standardised workflows for common patient care tasks. The implementation of standardised workflows and frequent feedback enabled a long-lasting increase in hand hygiene compliance from 65% to above 95% (at least 3 years).

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