Healthcare workers don't like hand-hygiene monitoring, but it works

August 30, 2019

A study has found that while healthcare workers don't like electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems, compliance does improve, according to an article on the Becker's Clinical Leadership and Quality Control website.

Researchers studied the effects of installing an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system in two units at Boston-based Tufts Medical Center.

The study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, found that survey responses revealed negative attitudes about the system before and after installation.

But hand hygiene compliance increased by an average of 1.3 percentage points per month.

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