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Variability in the Duration and Thoroughness of Hand Hygiene

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Title

Variability in the Duration and Thoroughness of Hand Hygiene

Source

Mumma, Joel M., Francis T. Durso, Lisa M. Casanova, Kimberly Erukunuakpor, Colleen S. Kraft, Susan M. Ray, Andi L. Shane, Victoria L. Walsh, Puja Y. Shah, Craig Zimring, Jennifer DuBose, and Jesse T. Jacob.

Date

2019-10-01

Citation

Mumma, Joel M., Francis T. Durso, Lisa M. Casanova, Kimberly Erukunuakpor, Colleen S. Kraft, Susan M. Ray, Andi L. Shane, Victoria L. Walsh, Puja Y. Shah, Craig Zimring, Jennifer DuBose, and Jesse T. Jacob. 2019. "Variability in the Duration and Thoroughness of Hand Hygiene." Clinical Infectious Diseases 69 (Supplement_3):S221-S3.

Abstract

Abstract

We observed 354 hand hygiene instances across 41 healthcare workers doffing personal protective equipment at 4 hospital-based biocontainment units. We measured the duration and thoroughness of each hand hygiene instance. Both parameters varied substantially, with systematic differences between hospitals and differences between healthcare workers accounting for much of the variance.

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