Observing and improving hand hygiene compliance: implementation and refinement of an electronic-assisted direct-observer hand hygiene audit program.

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We implemented a direct-observer hand hygiene audit program that used trained observers, wireless data entry devices, and an intranet portal. We improved the reliability and utility of the data by standardizing audit processes, regularly retraining auditors, developing an audit guidance tool, and reporting weighted composite hand hygiene compliance scores.

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@article{Chen2013ObservingAI, title={Observing and improving hand hygiene compliance: implementation and refinement of an electronic-assisted direct-observer hand hygiene audit program.}, author={Luke Francis Chen and Charlene M Carriker and Russell Staheli and Pamela J Isaacs and Brandon T Elliott and Becky A. Miller and Deverick J. Anderson and Rebekah W. Moehring and Sheila Vereen and Judie Bringhurst and Lisa Rhodes and Nancy Strittholt and Daniel John Sexton}, journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology}, year={2013}, volume={34 2}, pages={207-10} }