Randomized crossover study evaluating the effect of a hand sanitizer dispenser on the frequency of hand hygiene among anesthesiology staff in the operating room

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Zalak Patel, Shawn Banks, Kristopher Arheart, Scott Eber, David Lubarsky, David J. Birnbach

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-720
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Hand Sanitizers
Hand Hygiene
Anesthesiology
Operating Rooms
Cross-Over Studies
Anesthesia

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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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. / Silvia Munoz-Price, L.; Patel, Zalak; Banks, Shawn; Arheart, Kristopher; Eber, Scott; Lubarsky, David; Birnbach, David J.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 35, No. 6, 01.01.2014, p. 717-720.

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Silvia Munoz-Price, L. ; Patel, Zalak ; Banks, Shawn ; Arheart, Kristopher ; Eber, Scott ; Lubarsky, David ; Birnbach, David J. / Randomized crossover study evaluating the effect of a hand sanitizer dispenser on the frequency of hand hygiene among anesthesiology staff in the operating room. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2014 ; Vol. 35, No. 6. pp. 717-720.
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