Hospital hand hygiene compliance improves with increased monitoring and immediate feedback.

  title={Hospital hand hygiene compliance improves with increased monitoring and immediate feedback.},
  author={Judy L Walker and William W Sistrunk and Mary Ann Higginbotham and Kristi Burks and Linda Halford and Linda Goddard and Lori A. Thombs and Cindy L. Austin and Phillip J. Finley},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={42 10},
BACKGROUND Health care-associated infections are serious complications impacting 2 million patients and accounting for approximately 100,000 deaths per year. In the present study, we evaluated the effectiveness of a new hand hygiene monitoring program (HHMP) and measured the sustainability of this effectiveness over a 1-year period. METHODS The HHMP consisted of 4 key components: extensive education, conspicuous and visible monitors, immediate feedback concerning compliance to health care… CONTINUE READING

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