September 5, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Direct Observation: the harm of invalid data

Fool’s gold: something that you think will be very pleasant or successful but is not. Direct observation is no longer the gold standard in hand hygiene performance monitoring. Instead it is, rather, the “Fool’s Gold” standard.

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September 3, 2018Comments are off for this post.

The pilot study – how a hospital improved hand hygiene by 134%

Hospitals that monitor their hand hygiene use direct observations. But as we unweal in our post about the resemblance between "Fools gold" and the golden standard of hand hygiene monitoring, direct observation is falls security. It is not uncommon for hospitals to report compliance scores above 90% for several years in a row.

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January 17, 2018Comments are off for this post.

Have you been in the patient zone?

The patient care situations that involve a risk of infection are closely linked to the surroundings of the respective patient. To disinfect the hands at the right moment, it is therefore important to recognize the different zones within the patient surroundings.

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