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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Core components for effective infection prevention and control programmes: new WHO evidence-based recommendations

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Health care-associated infections (HAI) are a major public health problem with a significant impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life. They represent also an important economic burden to health systems worldwide. However, a large proportion of HAI are preventable through effective infection prevention and control (IPC) measures. Improvements in IPC at the national and […]

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  • op 26 juni 2017
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APPS Webinar Series

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African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS) is a WHO Patient Safety Programme building sustainable patient safety partnerships between hospitals in countries of the WHO African Region and hospitals in other regions. APPS is concerned with advocating for patient safety as a precondition of health care in the African Region and catalyzing a range of actions that […]

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  • op 30 oktober 2013
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