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dc.contributor.authorBesser, Sarah Jane
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-09T17:40:50Z
dc.date.available2017-03-09T17:40:50Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-01
dc.identifier.citationBesser , S J 2011 , ' Use of alcohol hand rub (AHR) at ward entrances and use of soap and AHR by patients and visitors: a study in 27 wards in nine acute NHS trusts ' , Journal of Infection Prevention , vol. 12 , no. 2 , pp. 54-58 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177410381661
dc.identifier.issn1757-1774
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 10778827
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 79952586390
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/17692
dc.descriptionJoanne Savage, Christopher Fuller, Sarah Besser, & Sheldon Stone, 'Use of alcohol hand rub (AHR) at ward entrances and use of soap and AHR by patients and visitors: a study in 27 wards in nine acute NHS trusts', Journal of Infection Prevention, Vol. 12(2), March 2011. The version of record is available at doi: 10.1177/1757177410381661 © The Authors 2010. Published by SAGE.
dc.description.abstractWard procurement of hand hygiene consumables is a proxy measure of hand hygiene compliance. The proportion of this due to use of alcohol hand rub (AHR) at ward entrances, and bedside use of consumables by patients and visitors, is unknown. Thirty-six hours of direct observation of bedside hand hygiene behaviours by healthcare workers (HCWs), patients and visitors on 27 wards in nine hospitals was undertaken. AHR containers from ten ward entrances were collected for four days. Mean daily volume used was compared with mean daily volume procured. Only 4% of bedside soap and AHR use was by visitors. Patients used neither. An average 21% (range 7—38%) of all AHR procured by wards was used at ward entrances. Non-HCW use of soap or AHR at the bedside is low. Ward entrance use of AHR is modest but varies. Hand hygiene intervention studies using consumables as an outcome should assess and adjust for such usage.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Infection Prevention
dc.subjecthand hygiene
dc.subjectpoint of care
dc.subjectalcohol hand rub
dc.subjectvisitors
dc.subjectward entrance
dc.subjectcampaign
dc.subjectmeasurement
dc.titleUse of alcohol hand rub (AHR) at ward entrances and use of soap and AHR by patients and visitors: a study in 27 wards in nine acute NHS trustsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Health Services and Clinical Research
dc.contributor.institutionBasic and Clinical Science Unit
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dcterms.dateAccepted2011-03-01
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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