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Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 2014 Jan;49(1):30-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1363910. Epub 2014 Jan 20.

[Hospital hygiene - Where are we in the sixth year of "Operation Clean Hands"?].

[Article in German]

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1
Institut für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin / Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
2
Referenzzentrum für Surveillance von nosokomialen Infektionen / Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Abstract

The national German hand hygiene campaign is implementing the WHO patient safety initiative "Clean Care is Safer Care". After 6 years over 1400 health care institutions are participating in the campaign on a voluntary basis. The implementation of the multimodal intervention concept including improvement of alcohol based hand rub availability, the introduction of 2 surveillance methods and of the WHO "My 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene Model" in those health care facilities, participating for several years, increased median hand hygiene compliance by 11% and alcohol based hand rub availability by 61%.

PMID:
24446006
DOI:
10.1055/s-0033-1363910
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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