Effect of intermittent deployment of an electronic monitoring system on hand hygiene behaviors in healthcare workers.

Affiliation

iDAPT, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare professionals is the most effective way to reduce healthcare-acquired infections. Electronic systems developed to increase hand hygiene performance show promise but might not maintain staff participation over time. In this study, we investigated an intermittent deployment strategy to overcome potentially declining participation levels.

Keywords

Compliance,Electronic monitoring,Healthcare-acquired,Infection control,

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