Healthcare facilities must sustain the gains achieved during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.
Facilities can employ the concepts of behavioral change, including informal leaders — people within a work area who are respected and seen as individuals who can be trusted and followed — social pressures, cultural norms and personal feedback.
To enact social change — including hand hygiene habits — only about 25 percent of a group needs to adopt the change to move the entire group forward.
Hand hygiene has always been key preventing the spread of infection — including COVID-19. But for decades, studies have found that healthcare workers do not practice proper hand hygiene. COVID-19 may change that, according to an earlier Infection Control Today article.See the latest posts on our homepage