An organizational climate intervention associated with increased handwashing and decreased nosocomial infections.

@article{Larson2000AnOC,
  title={An organizational climate intervention associated with increased handwashing and decreased nosocomial infections.},
  author={Elaine L. Larson and Edward Early and Patricia Cloonan and Sheila Sugrue and Michael C Parides},
  journal={Behavioral medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={14-22}
}
Handwashing practices are persistently suboptimal among healthcare professionals and are also stubbornly resistant to change. The purpose of this quasi-experimental intervention trial was to assess the impact of an intervention to change organizational culture on frequency of staff handwashing (as measured by counting devices inserted into soap dispensers on four critical care units) and nosocomial infections associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin… CONTINUE READING

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