A multicentric survey of the practice of hand hygiene in haemodialysis units: factors affecting compliance.

@article{Arenas2005AMS,
  title={A multicentric survey of the practice of hand hygiene in haemodialysis units: factors affecting compliance.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Dolores Arenas and Jos{\'e} S{\'a}nchez-Pay{\'a} and Guillermina Barril and Juan Carlos Garc{\'i}a-Valdecasas and Jos{\'e} Luis G{\'o}rriz and Antonio Soriano and Andres Antolin and Jos{\'e} Lacueva and Sergio Gonz{\'a}lez Garc{\'i}a and Ana Esther Sirvent and Mario Espinosa and Manuel Angoso},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={1164-71}
}
BACKGROUND This study intended to investigate the degree of compliance with hand hygiene and use of gloves by health workers in haemodialysis (HD) units, and the factors that influenced adherence to hand hygiene protocols. METHODS During the month of November 2003, one person observed the health care staff in each of nine different dialysis units, during 495 randomly distributed 30 min observation periods that covered all steps of a haemodialysis session (connection, dialysis and… CONTINUE READING
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