Surveillance/intervention boosts hand hygiene

July 9, 2015

Cameras positioned at hand-hygiene stations and immediate one-on-one intervention improves compliance, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

A recent study tracked workers at Loyola Hospital in Chicago via cameras positioned at hand-hygiene stations. 

When employees did not wash their hands, members of the team spoke with them immediately.

Common responses were that they forgot, their hands were full, the sanitizer dispenser was broken or empty, or they felt that hand hygiene wasn't necessary because they were wearing gloves.

Read the article.



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