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Effectiveness of a hand hygiene promotion strategy using alcohol-based handrub in 6 intensive care units in Colombia

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Barrera, Lena
Mendez, Fabian
Published in American Journal of Infection Control. 2011, vol. 39, no. 8, p. 633-9
Abstract Hand hygiene is an effective strategy for the prevention of health care-associated infection (HAI). We investigated the effect of a hand hygiene promotion strategy introducing alcohol-based handrub (AHBR) on the incidence of HAI in a university hospital in Colombia.
Keywords AdolescentAdultAlcohols/administration & dosageBacteremia/epidemiology/microbiology/prevention & controlCatheterization, Central Venous/adverse effectsChildChild, PreschoolCohort StudiesColombia/epidemiologyCross Infection/epidemiology/microbiology/prevention & controlEthanol/administration & dosageFemaleHandwashing/methods/standardsHospitals, UniversityHumansHygiene/standardsIncidenceInfantIntensive Care UnitsMaleMiddle AgedProgram EvaluationProspective StudiesYoung Adult
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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BARRERA, Lena et al. Effectiveness of a hand hygiene promotion strategy using alcohol-based handrub in 6 intensive care units in Colombia. In: American Journal of Infection Control, 2011, vol. 39, n° 8, p. 633-9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25480

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