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This year, the World Health Organization is launching a global survey with self-assessment tools in Infection Prevention and Control and Hand Hygiene. Despite evidence for the effectiveness of hand-hygiene, HCWs' compliance is unacceptably low. It is important to understand the relevance of these tools and their value to institutions and health systems.
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Automated Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)-based hand hygiene monitoring technology has been implemented in an infectious disease department to study healthcare workers' (HCWs) practices and impr...
Healthcare Worker (HCW) hand hygiene compliance is key to patient safety; however, compliance is suboptimal. Despite this hand hygiene compliance is not well studied in the long-term care setting.
Hand hygiene compliance is low among anesthesia providers in the operating room, which places patients at risk of preventable infections. The goal of this project was to improve hand hygiene complianc...
To assess the quality of self-assessment and the attitude of healthcare workers (HCWs) to hand hygiene (HH) as possible factors of unsatisfactory HH compliance in clinical practice.
Compliance with hand hygiene guidelines reduces the risk of health care-associated infection, yet doctors are less compliant than other health care workers. Use of observational hand hygiene auditing ...
Non-inferiority in terms of reduction of bacterial counts will be investigated when combining the simpler three-step hand hygiene technique for the use of hand rub with a shorter applicati...
Hand hygiene prescriptions are the most important measure in the prevention of hospital acquired infections. Yet compliance rates are generally below 50% of all opportunities for hand hygi...
Although little is known about compliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) 5 Moments of hand hygiene, the few existing studies report a high number of opportunities and compliance ...
Background: Procedures of hand hygiene are an important component in prevention of cross-transmission of infections in hospitals. In recent years, hand washing with antiseptic soap (chlorh...
This randomized controlled trial will evaluate the effect of a multifaceted intervention including performance feedback on adherence to hand hygiene among healthcare workers. A key compone...
Practices involved in preventing the transmission of diseases by hand.
Physiologic or biochemical monitoring of the fetus. It is usually done during LABOR, OBSTETRIC and may be performed in conjunction with the monitoring of uterine activity. It may also be performed prenatally as when the mother is undergoing surgery.
The practice of personal hygiene of the mouth. It includes the maintenance of oral cleanliness, tissue tone, and general preservation of oral health.
A combination of the debris index and the dental calculus index to determine the status of oral hygiene.
Deformities of the hand, or a part of the hand, acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease.
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