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Correlation of Hand Hygiene Compliance Measured by Direct Observation with Estimates Obtained from Product Usage

  • Westyn Branch-Elliman (a1) (a2) (a3), Graham M. Snyder (a2) (a4) (a5), Aleah D. King (a4), Linda M. Baldini (a4), Kaitlyn M. Dooley (a5), David S. Yassa (a2) (a6) and Sharon B. Wright (a2) (a4) (a6)...

Abstract

Improving compliance with hand hygiene is a cornerstone of infection prevention. However, data regarding practical methods for monitoring compliance are limited. We found that product use metrics have a moderate correlation with direct observation in ward settings and limited correlation in intensive care units.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:746–749

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Address correspondence to Westyn Branch-Elliman, VA Boston Healthcare System, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA, 02132 (wbranche@bidmc.harvard.edu).

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. Portions of these data were presented at IDWeek 2014 on October 11, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA.

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