Handwashing

Known as: Washings, Hand, handwash, Hand washing 
The act of cleansing the hands with water or other liquid, with or without the inclusion of soap or other detergent, for the purpose of removing soil… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
BACKGROUND Many older adults with dementia require constant assistance from a caregiver when completing activities of daily… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
BACKGROUND More than 3.5 million children aged less than 5 years die from diarrhoea and acute lower respiratory-tract infection… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
CONTEXT Washing hands with soap prevents diarrhea, but children at the highest risk of death from diarrhea are younger than 1… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of handrubbing with an alcohol based solution versus conventional handwashing with antiseptic… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
CONTEXT Under routine hospital conditions handwashing compliance of health care workers including nurses, physicians, and others… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
BACKGROUND Transmission of microorganisms from the hands of health care workers is the main source of cross-infection in… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Handwashing is the most important and least expensive measure to prevent transmission of nosocomial infections. However… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
BACKGROUND Few interventions to influence handwashing have had measurable effects. This prospective quasi-experimental study was… (More)
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Review
1995
Review
1995
Compliance with handwashing and barrier precautions remains suboptimal in all health care settings and among all types of staff… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
This study provides an evaluation of the effectiveness of methods to increase handwashing (HW) by nurses working in an intensive… (More)
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