Influence of Role Models and Hospital Design on the Hand Hygiene of Health-Care Workers

  title={Influence of Role Models and Hospital Design on the Hand Hygiene of Health-Care Workers},
  author={Mary G. Lankford and Teresa R. Zembower and William E. Trick and Donna M. Hacek and Gary Noskin and Lance R. Peterson},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
We assessed the effect of medical staff role models and the number of health-care worker sinks on hand-hygiene compliance before and after construction of a new hospital designed for increased access to handwashing sinks. We observed health-care worker hand hygiene in four nursing units that provided similar patient care in both the old and new hospitals: medical and surgical intensive care, hematology/oncology, and solid organ transplant units. Of 721 hand-hygiene opportunities, 304 (42%) were… CONTINUE READING
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