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Am J Infect Control. 2017 Sep 1;45(9):1033-1034. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.03.018. Epub 2017 May 2.

Comparison of ethanol hand sanitizer versus moist towelette packets for mealtime patient hand hygiene.

Author information

1
Research Service, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
2
Department of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.
3
Infection Control Department, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.
4
Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Electronic address: curtisd123@yahoo.com.

Abstract

To facilitate patient hand hygiene, there is a need for easy-to-use products. In a survey of 100 patients, a single-use ethanol hand sanitizer packet took less time to access than a single-use moist towelette packet (3 vs 23 seconds) and was preferred by 74% of patients for mealtime hand hygiene. Performance of patient hand hygiene increased when a reminder was provided at the time of meal tray delivery.

KEYWORDS:

Contamination; Long term care facility; Reminder; Wipes

PMID:
28476492
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2017.03.018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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