Targeted hand hygiene education more effective than generic observation: 3 study insights


Hand hygiene compliance auditing correlates with strong organizational safety culture, according to research published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Researchers conducted 12 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with consultant physicians who had gone through an observational hand hygiene audit and received feedback.
The key details to know:

1. Researchers found the effectiveness of generic observational hand hygiene reporting is questionable.

2. However, observational hand hygiene auditing with individually tailored is effective.

3. Individual feedback creates targeted education opportunities.

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