Body-worn hand-hygiene system increases decontamination

Researchers tested intraoperative hand-hygiene method and personalized, body-worn hand-hygiene system

June 20, 2016

Researchers recently compared an intraoperative hand-hygiene method and personalized, body-worn hand-hygiene system, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control and Clinical Quality website.

The study showed the body-worn system increased decontamination.

Researchers randomly assigned operating room environments to either the usual intraoperative hand-hygiene method or the personalized, body-worn hand hygiene system.

The study revealed the staff members with the body-worn system achieved a hand decontamination event rate of 4.3 events per hour compared to the alternative 0.57 events per hour.

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