Electronic monitoring and voice prompts improve hand hygiene and decrease nosocomial infections in an intermediate care unit*

@article{Swoboda2004ElectronicMA,
  title={Electronic monitoring and voice prompts improve hand hygiene and decrease nosocomial infections in an intermediate care unit*},
  author={Sandra Maria Swoboda and Karen A Earsing and Kevin Strauss and Stephen Lane and Pamela A. Lipsett},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={358-363}
}
ObjectiveTo determine whether electronic monitoring of hand hygiene and voice prompts can improve hand hygiene and decrease nosocomial infection rates in a surgical intermediate care unit. DesignThree-phase quasi-experimental design. Phase I was electronic monitoring and direct observation; phase II was electronic monitoring and computerized voice prompts for failure to perform hand hygiene on room exit; and phase III was electronic monitoring only. SettingNine-room, 14-bed intermediate care… Expand
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