Using high-technology to enforce low-technology safety measures: the use of third-party remote video auditing and real-time feedback in healthcare.

@article{Armellino2012UsingHT,
  title={Using high-technology to enforce low-technology safety measures: the use of third-party remote video auditing and real-time feedback in healthcare.},
  author={Donna Armellino and Erfan Hussain and Mary Ellen Schilling and William Senicola and Ann M Eichorn and Yosef D. Dlugacz and Bruce F. Farber},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={
          1-7
        }
}
  • D. Armellino, E. Hussain, B. Farber
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
BACKGROUND Hand hygiene is a key measure in preventing infections. We evaluated healthcare worker (HCW) hand hygiene with the use of remote video auditing with and without feedback. METHODS The study was conducted in an 17-bed intensive care unit from June 2008 through June 2010. We placed cameras with views of every sink and hand sanitizer dispenser to record hand hygiene of HCWs. Sensors in doorways identified when an individual(s) entered/exited. When video auditors observed a HCW… 

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