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Recurrent Visual Electronic Hand Hygiene Reminders in the Anesthesia Work Area

  • David Rodriguez-Aldrete (a1), Eellan Sivanesan (a1), Shawn Banks (a1), Ana Mavarez (a1), Kristopher Arheart (a2) (a3), Scott Eber (a1) and L. Silvia Munoz-Price (a4)...


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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Eellan Sivanesan, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine, and Pain Management, Central 301 JMH, 1611 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33136 (


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