Hand hygiene compliance monitoring: current perspectives from the USA.

@article{Boyce2008HandHC,
  title={Hand hygiene compliance monitoring: current perspectives from the USA.},
  author={Joseph M. Boyce},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          2-7
        }
}
Monitoring hand hygiene compliance and providing healthcare workers with feedback regarding their performance are considered integral parts of a successful hand hygiene promotion program. Direct observation of care providers by trained personnel is currently considered the gold standard. Advantages include the ability to determine if hand hygiene is being performed at the correct times, establish compliance rates by healthcare worker type, and assess hand hygiene technique. However, observation… CONTINUE READING
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