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Educating healthcare workers to optimal hand hygiene practices: addressing the need

Mathai, E.
Seto, W. H.
Chraiti, M-N
Larson, E.
Published in Infection. 2010, vol. 38, no. 5, p. 349-356
Collection Open Access - Licence nationale Springer
Abstract The education of healthcare workers is essential to improve practices and is an integral part of hand hygiene promotional strategies. According to the evidence reviewed here, healthcare worker education has a positive impact on improving hand hygiene and reducing healthcare-associated infection. Detailed practical guidance on steps for the organization of education programmes in healthcare facilities and teaching-learning strategies are provided using the World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Health Care as the basis for recommendations. Several key elements for a successful educational programme are also identified. A particular emphasis is placed on concepts included in the tools developed by WHO for education, monitoring and performance feedback.
Keywords Cross Infection/prevention & controlGuidelines as Topic*HandwashingHealth Personnel/*educationHumansHygiene/*educationWorld Health Organization
PMID: 20857314
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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MATHAI, E. et al. Educating healthcare workers to optimal hand hygiene practices: addressing the need. In: Infection, 2010, vol. 38, n° 5, p. 349-356. doi: 10.1007/s15010-010-0047-7 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:21122

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