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Proper hand hygiene reduces number of infections

Most hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are spread by direct contact, especially via the hands of hospital staff. Studies within research clearly show that improved hand hygiene in hospitals can drastically reduce the number of nosocomial infections. Despite decades of effort to improve hand hygiene using manual observation and equal training in proper hand hygiene behavior, infections continue to affect millions of patients every year. 

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Selected studies on hand hygiene

Hand Hygiene for the Prevention of Nosocomial Infections.

“Improved compliance in hand hygiene, with proper use of alcohol-based hand rubs, can reduce the nosocomial infection rate by as much as 40%.”

Dtsch Ärztebl Int 2009; 106 (40): 649-55.
Hand hygiene - patient and staff protection.

“It is estimated that up to 90% of nosocomial infections are transmitted through the hands.”

GMS Krankenhaushyg Interdiszip 2006; 1 (1): Doc14.
Effectiveness of a hospital-wide program to improve compliance with hand hygiene. Infection Control Programs.

In a study conducted at the Geneva University Hospital, a 37% improvement in hand hygiene was associated with a 41% reduction in AI (even a 50% reduction in MRSA).

Lancet. 2000 Oct 14, 356 (9238): 1307-12.
An Intervention to Decrease Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in the ICU

The Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention at the Robert Koch Institute provides a comprehensive overview of many studies on compliance in hand hygiene up to and including 2011.

N Engl J Med 2006; 355: 2725-32.
Height of Hawthorne effect

Three independent studies quantify the Hawthorne effect with over 250%

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Importance of the superiors for the hand hygiene

Recent studies show the high influence of the superiors on hand hygiene.

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Increasing compliance remains difficult

Despite the implementation of all measures of the Clean Hands Action from 2008-2013, no sustained increase in compliance was achieved at the Hanover Medical University.

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Study: Decrease of MRSA by better hand hygiene

A recent study in “The Lancet” in a total of 13 European intensive care units shows that improved compliance with hand hygiene results in reduced MRSA infection rates.

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