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Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings: recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force

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Boyce, John
Published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2002, vol. 23, no. 12 Suppl, p. S3-40
Abstract The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis in health-care settings. In addition, it provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health-care settings. This report reviews studies published since the 1985 CDC guideline (Garner JS, Favero MS. CDC guideline for handwashing and hospital environmental control, 1985. Infect Control 1986;7:231-43) and the 1995 APIC guideline (Larson EL, APIC Guidelines Committee. APIC guideline for handwashing and hand antisepsis in health care settings. Am J Infect Control 1995;23:251-69) were issued and provides an in-depth review of hand-hygiene practices of HCWs, levels of adherence of personnel to recommended handwashing practices, and factors adversely affecting adherence. New studies of the in vivo efficacy of alcohol-based hand rubs and the low incidence of dermatitis associated with their use are reviewed. Recent studies demonstrating the value of multidisciplinary hand-hygiene promotion programs and the potential role of alcohol-based hand rubs in improving hand-hygiene practices are summarized. Recommendations concerning related issues (e.g., the use of surgical hand antiseptics, hand lotions or creams, and wearing of artificial fingernails) are also included.
Keywords AlcoholsAnti-Infective Agents, LocalChlorhexidineDermatitis, ContactHandHandwashing/standardsHexachloropheneHumansHygieneInfection/transmissionInfection Control/ standardsIodineIodophorsQuaternary Ammonium CompoundsSkin/microbiologySkin Physiological PhenomenaSoapsTriclosanXylenes
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PMID: 12515399
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Other version: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/503164
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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BOYCE, John, PITTET, Didier. Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings: recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2002, vol. 23, n° 12 Suppl, p. S3-40. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:7121

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