Conspicuous vs customary location of hand hygiene agent dispensers on alcohol-based hand hygiene product usage in an intensive care unit.

@article{Thomas2009ConspicuousVC,
  title={Conspicuous vs customary location of hand hygiene agent dispensers on alcohol-based hand hygiene product usage in an intensive care unit.},
  author={Bruce W Thomas and Gina M. Berg-Copas and Donald G Vasquez and Brandy L Jackson and Ruth Wetta-Hall},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 5},
  pages={263-7; quiz 280-1}
}
CONTEXT Hand washing is considered the single most important nosocomial infection-control strategy, yet compliance rarely meets levels recommended by infection control authorities. OBJECTIVES To determine whether placement of hand hygiene foam dispensers in more conspicuous positions and closer proximity to patients would increase use of infection control agents as measured by volume of product used. Further, to ascertain the influence of dispenser placement vs the number of dispensers… CONTINUE READING
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