Images and messages about hand hygiene don't improve adherence to protocols with healthcare professionals, according to an article on the Becker's Clinical Leadership and Infection Control website.
A recent study found that prior to posting hand-hygiene placards, the hospital's hand-hygiene adherence rate was 70 percent. The rate did not change after the intervention.
Researchers placed three types of placards near soap and alcohol-based hand-rub dispensers in two hospital units.
The placards either had an image of eyes, a message focused on social norms or a control message.See the latest posts on our homepage