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Randomized crossover study evaluating the effect of a hand sanitizer dispenser on the frequency of hand hygiene among anesthesiology staff in the operating room. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jun;35(6):717-20

Date

05/07/2014

Pubmed ID

24799649

DOI

10.1086/676425

Abstract

Forty anesthesia providers were evaluated with and without hand sanitizer dispensers present on the anesthesia machine. Having a dispenser increased the frequency of hand hygiene only from 0.5 to 0.8 events per hour (P = .01). Other concomitant interventions are needed to further increase hand hygiene frequency among anesthesia providers.

Author List

Munoz-Price LS, Patel Z, Banks S, Arheart K, Eber S, Lubarsky DA, Birnbach DJ

Author

L Silvia Munoz-Price MD, PhD Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Anesthesiology
Cross-Over Studies
Florida
Hand Disinfection
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
Male
Medical Staff, Hospital
Operating Rooms
Sanitation
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