Hand-touch contact assessment of high-touch and mutual-touch surfaces among healthcare workers, patients, and visitors.

@article{Cheng2015HandtouchCA,
  title={Hand-touch contact assessment of high-touch and mutual-touch surfaces among healthcare workers, patients, and visitors.},
  author={V. C. C. Cheng and Patsy P H Chau and W M Lee and Sara K Y Ho and Doris W Y Lee and Simon Yung-Chun So and Sally Cheuk-Ying Wong and Josepha Wai-Ming Tai and K. Y. Yuen},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2015},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={
          220-5
        }
}
  • V. C. C. Cheng, Patsy P H Chau, +6 authors K. Y. Yuen
  • Published in
    The Journal of hospital…
    2015
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Unlike direct contact with patients' body, hand hygiene practice is often neglected by healthcare workers (HCWs) and visitors after contact with patients' environment. Contact with hospital environmental items may increase risk of pathogen transmission. AIM To enumerate the number of hand-touch contacts by patients, HCWs and visitors with any hospital environmental items. METHODS All contact-episodes between person and item were recorded by direct observation in a six-bed cubicle… CONTINUE READING

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