Personal hand gel for improved hand hygiene compliance on the regional anesthesia team

January 27, 2016

Source:  Journal of Anesthesia 29/6 pp. 899-903

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Date of publication: December 2015

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  A hospital in the US examined the effect of personal gel dispensers for staff on surgical hand hygiene compliance amongst an anaesthesia team. Before personal gel dispensers were provided compliance was 34% (23% before patient contact and 43% afterwards). After personal dispensers, compliance was 63% (53% before patient contact and 72% afterwards).

Length of publication:  5 pages