TITLE

TJC issues report on tracking HCW hand hygiene

PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Healthcare Benchmarks & Quality Improvement;Aug2009, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the report "Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges," issued by the U.S. Joint Commission. Registered nurse Elaine Larson said deciding why they are monitoring hand hygiene is the first thing people have to do. Studies have shown that adherence to hand hygiene recommendations remains low. The methods for measuring hygiene performance including direct observing, measuring product use and conducting surveys. The advantages and disadvantages of the methods are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
43043997

 

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