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Acceptability and tolerability of alcohol-based hand hygiene products for elderly residents in long-term care: a crossover study

Published inAntimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, vol. 8, no. 1, 165
Publication date2019
Abstract

Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection control. Much of the focus on improving hand hygiene in healthcare settings has been directed towards healthcare worker compliance but its importance for patients, including those in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), is increasingly being recognised. Alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) can lead to improved compliance. We aimed to determine acceptability and tolerability of two ABHRs for hand hygiene of elderly LTCF residents using a modified version of the WHO protocol.

Keywords
  • Acceptability
  • Alcohol-based hand rub
  • Hand hygiene
  • Long-term care facility
  • Elderly hand hygiene
  • Tolerability
  • World Health Organization
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O’DONOGHUE, Margaret et al. Acceptability and tolerability of alcohol-based hand hygiene products for elderly residents in long-term care: a crossover study. In: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2019, vol. 8, n° 1, p. 165. doi: 10.1186/s13756-019-0610-7
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