Effectiveness of the CareCentre(®) at improving contact precautions: randomized simulation and clinical evaluations.

BACKGROUND Bedside hygiene is important to reduce healthcare-associated infection rates. The CareCentre(®) is an end-of-hospital-bed table, housing: alcohol-based hand rub, gloves, aprons, waste bin, and an ergonomic writing surface. AIM To determine the effectiveness of the CareCentre at improving bedside hygiene. METHODS In the randomized cross-over… CONTINUE READING