Hand hygiene is essential for infection prevention. In Piedmont (Northwest Italy), hand hygiene is routinely monitored through 2 surveillance systems, the World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework (HHSAF) and alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) consumption. This study was aimed at (1) comparing the results of these surveillances, investigating the consistence of the 2 systems and (2) inquiring whether organizational differences among healthcare facilities significantly affected hand hygiene performances.

Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Consumption and World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework: A Comparison Between the 2 Surveillances in a 4-Year Region-Wide Experience

Garlasco, Jacopo
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Vicentini, Costanza;Emelurumonye, Ifeoma Nneka;D'Alessandro, Giulia;Quattrocolo, Francesca;Zotti, Carla Maria
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2021

Abstract

Hand hygiene is essential for infection prevention. In Piedmont (Northwest Italy), hand hygiene is routinely monitored through 2 surveillance systems, the World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework (HHSAF) and alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) consumption. This study was aimed at (1) comparing the results of these surveillances, investigating the consistence of the 2 systems and (2) inquiring whether organizational differences among healthcare facilities significantly affected hand hygiene performances.
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https://journals.lww.com/journalpatientsafety/Fulltext/2022/04000/Alcohol_Based_Hand_Rub_Consumption_and_World.24.aspx
alcohol-based hand rub, hand hygiene, infection prevention and control, public health reporting, surveillance, WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework, Health Facilities, Humans, Retrospective Studies, Self-Assessment, World Health Organization, hand washing, health care facility, human, procedures, retrospective study, self evaluation
Garlasco, Jacopo; Vicentini, Costanza; Emelurumonye, Ifeoma Nneka; D'Alessandro, Giulia; Quattrocolo, Francesca; Zotti, Carla Maria
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