The impact of workload on hand hygiene compliance: Is 100% compliance achievable?

Nai Chung N. Chang, Marin L. Schweizer, Heather Schacht Reisinger, Michael Jones, Elizabeth Chrischilles, Margaret Chorazy, W. Charles Huskins, Loreen Herwaldt

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Abstract

Hand hygiene compliance decreased significantly when opportunities exceeded 30 per hour. At higher workloads, the number of healthcare worker types involved and the proportion of hand hygiene opportunities for which physicians and other healthcare workers were responsible increased. Thus, care complexity and risk to patients may both increase with workload.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number33985603
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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