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A comparison of the accuracy of two electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 August 2019

Michelle E. Doll*
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Nadia Masroor
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Kaila Cooper
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Trina Trimmer
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Rachel Pryor
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Joseph Auricchio
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Jo Dee Armstrong-Novak
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Michael P. Stevens
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Gonzalo Bearman
Affiliation:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
*
Author for correspondence: Michelle E. Doll, 1300 E. Marshall Street, P.O. Box 980019, Richmond, VA 23298-0019. E-mail: michelle.doll@vcuhealth.org

Abstract

Interest in electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems (EHHMSs) is now widespread throughout the infection control community. We tested 2 types of EHHMS for accuracy. The type B EHHMS captured more HH events with superior accuracy. Hospitals considering an EHHMS should assess the technology’s ability to accurately capture HH performance in the clinical workflow.

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