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Am J Infect Control. 2018 Oct;46(10):1192-1194. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.026. Epub 2018 May 18.

Do WiFi-based hand hygiene dispenser systems increase hand hygiene compliance?

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1
Division of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases, University Medicine Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany; Division of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases, University Aachen, RWTH, Aachen, Germany. Electronic address: simone.scheithauer@med.uni-goettingen.de.
2
Department of Intensive and Intermediate Care, University Aachen, RWTH, Aachen, Germany.
3
Division of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases, University Aachen, RWTH, Aachen, Germany.
4
Division of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases, University Medicine Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany.

Abstract

Innovative methods to ensure better compliance in hand hygiene are urgently needed. The aim of this study was to determine if WiFi-based hand hygiene dispenser-driven self-assessment systems (Wireless Fidelity, WiFi-dispenser) can support the work of infection control teams. Our results suggest that the continuous monitoring of dispenser usage can be a valuable addition to infection prevention and control programs, when used in a bundle in combination with conventional hand hygiene training.

KEYWORDS:

Compliance; WiFi dispenser; hand hygiene

PMID:
29779691
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.026

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