“Hand hygiene compliance rates continue to vary between healthcare settings and individual professionals. This article looks at how a multimodal approach to infection prevention and control, using expertise from other disciplines, can increase compliance with hand hygiene practices.”
“Practising hand hygiene at the right times to prevent healthcare-associated infections is one of the most important patient care practices health professionals can undertake. However, changing behaviour to ensure staff practise appropriate hand hygiene requires a multifaceted approach.
This article highlights two important aspects of the message staff need - the when and the how of hand hygiene.”
- Why is hand hygiene compliance low in some areas?
- What can be done to promote more staff to clean their hands at the appropriate times?
- Is there always time to attend to hand hygiene on the ward?