Handwashing practices in Polish hospitals: results of a survey conducted by Polish Society of Hospital Infection.

@article{Heczko2001HandwashingPI,
  title={Handwashing practices in Polish hospitals: results of a survey conducted by Polish Society of Hospital Infection.},
  author={Piotr Bogumił Heczko and P Kleszcz},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2001},
  volume={48 Suppl A},
  pages={S47-9}
}
Handwashing is the most important and least expensive measure for preventing transmission of hospital-acquired infections. Nevertheless, healthcare workers do not seem to understand the risks associated with non-compliance. Thus, compliance is usually poor and rarely exceeds 40%. The Polish Society of Hospital Infection has made a short study of handwashing practices in Polish hospitals as observed by members of infection control teams. The study was based on questionnaires given to infection… CONTINUE READING

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