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

  • C. B. Hofer (a1), T. F. Abreu (a1), E. G. Silva (a1), C. A. Sepúlveda (a1), F. A. Gibara (a1), N. R. L. Lopes (a1), A. F. Mota (a1), S. A. Barreiro (a1), L. M. Santos (a1), E. N. Souza (a1) and A. C. C. Frota (a1)...

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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Rua Lopes Quintas, 340/106 Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, 22460-010 (cbhofer@hucff.ufrj.br)

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

  • C. B. Hofer (a1), T. F. Abreu (a1), E. G. Silva (a1), C. A. Sepúlveda (a1), F. A. Gibara (a1), N. R. L. Lopes (a1), A. F. Mota (a1), S. A. Barreiro (a1), L. M. Santos (a1), E. N. Souza (a1) and A. C. C. Frota (a1)...

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