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Simplifying the World Health Organization (WHO) Protocol for Hand Hygiene: Three Steps and 15 Seconds

2019-09-30 07:07:09 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is to investigate that non-inferiority in terms of reduction of bacterial counts will be retained when combining the simpler three-step technique for the use of hand rub with a shorter application time of 15 seconds.

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The WHO guideline recommends 30 seconds for application of hand rub, however, mean bacterial reduction after 15 seconds of hand rubbing has been recently shown to be non-inferior and shortening application time to 15 seconds has been suggested to improve the frequency of hand hygiene actions in a neonatal care unit. This study is to investigate that non-inferiority in terms of reduction of bacterial counts will be retained when combining the simpler three-step technique for the use of hand rub with a shorter application time of 15 seconds.

Study Design

Conditions

Hand Hygiene

Intervention

Six-step hand hygiene technique with an application time of 30 seconds, Six-step hand hygiene technique with an application time of 15 seconds, Three-step hand hygiene technique with an application time of 30 seconds, Three-step hand hygiene technique wit

Location

Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology
Basel
Switzerland
4031

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Results (where available)

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