Evaluating the impact of a hand hygiene campaign on improving adherence

  • Dierssen-Sotos T
  • Brugos-Llamazares V
  • Robles-García M
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Abstract

We monitored compliance with hand hygiene (HH) by direct observation in 3 hospitals in Cantabria, Spain before and after implementation of an HH informational campaign, separately analyzing the effect of a training program. We report that training plus an informational campaign doubled the probability of HH, whereas the informational campaign without training decreased adherence, acting as a deleterious factor in HH adherence. © 2010 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.

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  • Compliance
  • hand hygiene
  • monitoring
  • quality of health care

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Authors

  • Verónica Brugos-Llamazares

  • Mónica Robles-García

  • Henar Rebollo-Rodrigo

  • Concepción Fariñas-Álvarez

  • Francisco Manuel Antolín-Juarez

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