Handhygiene 2019

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Volume 101, issue 4 van de journal of Hospital Infection (April 2019) is volledig gewijd aan Handhygiene.

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  • op 25 april 2019
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Impact of psychologically tailored hand hygiene interventions on nosocomial infections with multidrug-resistant organisms: results of the cluster- randomized controlled trial PSYGIENE

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Professional hand hygiene compliance represents a multifaceted behaviour with various determinants. Thus, it has been proposed to apply psychological frameworks of behaviour change to its promotion. However, randomized controlled trials of such approaches, which also assess nosocomial infections (NIs), are rare. This study analyses data of the PSYGIENE-trial (PSYchological optimized hand hyGIENE promotion), which has […]

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The public washroom – friend or foe? An observational study of washroom cleanliness combined with microbiological investigation of hand hygiene facilities

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Many people use handwashing and hand-drying facilities in public washrooms under the impression that these amenities are hygienic. However, such facilities may be potential sites for the transmission of pathogenic bacteria. This study aimed to examine the hygiene facilities provided including handwashing and hand-drying facilities in public washrooms. Total bacterial counts and species identification were […]

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Effect of electronic real-time prompting on hand hygiene behaviors in health care workers

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Background: Poor hand hygiene by health care workers is a major cause of nosocomial infections. This research evaluated the ability of an electronic monitoring system with real-time prompting capability to change hand hygiene behaviors. Methods: Handwashing activity was measured by counting dispenser activations on a single nursing unit before, during, and after installation of the system. The […]

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  • op 20 maart 2019
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Simplifying the WHO protocol: Three steps versus six steps for performance of hand hygiene – a cluster-randomized trial.

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BACKGROUND: In an experimental setting, a simplified 3-step hand hygiene technique for applying alcohol-based hand rub was non-inferior in terms of reduction of bacterial counts as compared to the conventional WHO-6-step technique. We therefore compared compliance and microbiological efficacy between both hand hygiene techniques in routine clinical practice. METHODS: We performed a cluster-randomized trial from […]

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  • op 17 december 2018
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Hand Hygiene in hospitals: Anatomy of a revolution.

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) affect hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide. Performing hand hygiene is widely accepted as a key strategy of infection prevention and control (IPC) to prevent HAI, as healthcare workers' contaminated hands are the vehicle most often implicated in the cross-transmission of pathogens in healthcare. In the last 20 years, a paradigm shift has occurred in handhygiene: […]

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  • op 26 november 2018
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Hand hygiene in intensive care units: a matter of time?

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Healthcare-associated infections are a frequent threat to patient safety and cause significant disease burden. The most important single preventive measure is hand hygiene (HH). Barriers to adherence with HH recommendations include structural aspects, knowledge gaps, and organizational issues, especially a lack of time in daily routine.

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  • op 25 november 2018
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Welke handalcohol is beter… best

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Zoals we allen weten zijn er thans veel handalcoholen op de markt. Allerlei leveranciers presenteren hun handalcohol als de beste. Bactericide, virucide, met toelatingsnummer, toegestaan als desinfectans in ziekenhuizen en zorginstellingen, toegestaan voor preoperatieve handdesinfectie. Kortom, de grote diversiteit aan handalcoholen maakt een gerichte keuze erg moeilijk. De vergelijking van de vele bomen die het […]

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  • op 26 september 2018
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Management and investigation of a Serratia marcescens outbreak in a neonatal unit in Switzerland – the role of hand hygiene and whole genome sequencing – R1, ARIC-D- 17-00143

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (2017) 6:125  – Klik hier voor volledig artikel auteurs: Walter Zingg1*, Isabelle Soulake1, Damien Baud2, Benedikt Huttner1,3, Riccardo Pfister4, Gesuele Renzi5, Didier Pittet1, Jacques Schrenzel2,5 and Patrice Francois2,5  Author details 1Infection Control Program and WHO Collaborating Center for Patient Safety, |University of Geneva Hospitals, 4 Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1211, 14 Geneva, […]

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  • op 1 mei 2018
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Thema audits door de infectiepreventie coach

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Binnen het Slingeland Ziekenhuis wordt, net als in vele andere ziekenhuizen in Nederland, gewerkt met aandachtsvelders Hygiëne en Infectiepreventie. Om deze functie te optimaliseren en te professionaliseren is er een functieprofiel opgesteld. De naam aandachtsvelder is komen te vervallen en vervangen voor Infectiepreventie coach. Om meer rendement uit de infectiepreventie coaches te halen en de […]

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  • op 5 juli 2017
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