Measuring hand hygiene compliance rates at hospital entrances

Published in American journal of infection control, 2015

Recommended citation: Vaidotas, M., Yokota, P. K. O., Marra, A. R., Camargo, T. Z. S., da Silva Victor, E., Gysi, D. M., ... & Edmond, M. B. (2015). Measuring hand hygiene compliance rates at hospital entrances. American journal of infection control, 43(7), 694-696. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196655315001534

Background Despite the importance of hand hygiene in the health care setting, there are no studies evaluating hand hygiene compliance at hospital entrances. Methods The study was prospectively performed over a 33-week period from March 30, 2014-November 15, 2014, to evaluate hand hygiene compliance in 2 hospital reception areas. We compared electronic handwash counters with the application of radiofrequency identification (GOJO SMARTLINK) (electronic observer) that counts each activation of alcohol gel dispensers to direct observation (human observer) via remote review of video surveillance.