E-monitoring proves effective in measuring compliance with hand hygiene

07/24/2013 | BeckersASC.com

A study in the journal Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control suggests that electronic monitoring can be used to correctly assess hand hygiene compliance. In the study, an electronic monitoring system that uses the "Five Moments of Hand Hygiene" protocol predicted a 65% to 71% compliance rate, which correlated with the actual compliance rate of 66% to 75% as determined via video surveillance.

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