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Quality of Hand Hygiene in a Pediatric Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

C. B. Hofer
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
T. F. Abreu
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
E. G. Silva
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
C. A. Sepúlveda
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
F. A. Gibara
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
N. R. L. Lopes
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A. F. Mota
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
S. A. Barreiro
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
L. M. Santos
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
E. N. Souza
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A. C. C. Frota
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Abstract

We assessed the quality of hand hygiene among healthcare workers at a pediatrics hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hand hygiene was performed in 491 (34%) of 1,455 opportunities. Of these hand hygiene events, correct performance was observed in only 173 (35%). Multivariate analysis revealed that correct performance of hand hygiene was associated with the use of an alcohol-based product and a lack of jewelry (for all events) and employment in an infirmary with a comparatively higher ratio of nurses to patients (for events involving nurses).

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2007

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