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The global hand-sanitizing relay: promoting hand hygiene through innovation

Pires, D
De Kraker, M
Borzykowski, T-H
Published in Journal of Hospital Infection. 2017, vol. 95, no. 2, p. 189-193
Abstract On the 10(th) anniversary of the 'Clean Care is Safer Care' programme, the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety launched the 'Global Hand Sanitizing Relay 2015' (HSRelay). This hospital-wide activity promotes the WHO handrubbing technique to improve hand hygiene (HH) compliance. More than 15,000 healthcare workers (HCWs) from 133 hospitals in 43 countries participated. Between May and September 2015, 14 hospitals submitted pre- and post-event HH compliance data; 57% (8/14) reported a significant increase while others showed minimal or no improvement (average absolute change 9.4%). The HSRelay demonstrated that HCWs were interested in novel strategies to improve HH compliance.
Keywords Cross Infection/prevention & controlGuideline AdherenceHand Hygiene/methodsHumansInfection Control/methodsWorld Health Organization
PMID: 28081910
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TARTARI, Ermira et al. The global hand-sanitizing relay: promoting hand hygiene through innovation. In: Journal of Hospital Infection, 2017, vol. 95, n° 2, p. 189-193. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2016.11.003 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:99384

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