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[A casual link between shaking hands and risk of infection].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature180803
Source
Duodecim. 2004;120(3):305-10
Publication Type
Article
Date
2004
Author
Annakaisa Suominen
Pentti Huovinen
Author Affiliation
Mikrobiekologian ja tulehdustautien osasto PL 57, 20521 Turku. annakaisa.suominen@ktl.fi
Source
Duodecim. 2004;120(3):305-10
Date
2004
Language
Finnish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Bacterial Infections - epidemiology - transmission
Female
Finland - epidemiology
Hand Disinfection
Humans
Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional
Male
Office Visits
Physician-Patient Relations
Risk assessment
PubMed ID
15061008 View in PubMed
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Acceptability of a wearable hand hygiene device with monitoring capabilities.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature155144
Source
J Hosp Infect. 2008 Nov;70(3):216-22
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2008
Author
V M Boscart
K S McGilton
A. Levchenko
G. Hufton
P. Holliday
G R Fernie
Author Affiliation
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. boscart.veronique@torontorehab.on.ca
Source
J Hosp Infect. 2008 Nov;70(3):216-22
Date
Nov-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Attitude of Health Personnel
Cross Infection - prevention & control
Electronics
Female
Focus Groups
Gels - administration & dosage
Hand Disinfection
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
Infection Control - instrumentation - methods
Male
Middle Aged
Ontario
Reminder Systems - instrumentation
Abstract
Transmisssion of infection within healthcare institutions is a significant threat to patients and staff. One of the most effective means of prevention is good hand hygiene. A research team at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Ontario, Canada, developed a wearable hand disinfection system with monitoring capabilities to enhance hand wash frequency. We present the findingsof the first phase of a larger study addressing the hypothesis that an electronic hand hygiene system with monitoring and reminding propertieswill increase hand hygiene compliance. This first phase focused on the acceptability and usability of the wearable electronic hand wash device ina clinical environment. The feedback from healthcare staff to the first prototype has provided evidence for the research team to continue with the development of this technology.
Notes
Erratum In: J Hosp Infect. 2009 Apr;71(4):389
PubMed ID
18799234 View in PubMed
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Access to hand hygiene in eastern Ontario.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature147556
Source
Can J Infect Control. 2009;24(3):153-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
2009
Author
Joseph V Vayalumkal
Colette Ouellet
Virginia R Roth
Author Affiliation
Canadian Field Epidemiology Program, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Source
Can J Infect Control. 2009;24(3):153-7
Date
2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Data Collection
Hand Disinfection - standards
Humans
Hygiene
Ontario
Personnel, Hospital - standards
Point-of-Care Systems - standards
Abstract
Hand hygiene compliance improves when alcohol-based hand products (ABHP) are provided at the point-of-care (POC). However, it is not known how many facilities have the infrastructure available to provide easy access to ABHP currently.
To describe the extent to which facilities in the Champlain Infection Control Network (CICN) provide POC access to ABHP.
A survey was conducted of all healthcare facilities in the CICN in October 2007. Sites were asked to complete a one-page questionnaire regarding number and location of ABHP dispensers on one ward in their facilities. The primary outcome measures included: the proportion of facilities providing any POC access to ABHP and the proportion of ABHP dispensers that were at POC, hallways and other areas.
A total of 18 of 59 (31%) long-term care facilities (LTCF) and 14 of 18 (78%) acute-care facilities (ACF) participated in the survey. Intensive care units (ICUs) were present in seven (50%) of the ACF. POC access to ABHP was provided in 44% of LTCF, 50% of ACF and 71% of ICUs surveyed. In LTCF 20% of ABHP dispensers were at the POC compared to 23% in ACF and 42% in ICUs.
Although ABHP is available in these settings, most dispensers are not provided at the POC. Hospitals and LTCF need to increase the number of ABHP dispensers available, with a particular emphasis on placing them at the POC in accordance with provincial guidelines.
PubMed ID
19891168 View in PubMed
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Adherence to hand hygiene and risk factors for poor adherence in 13 Ontario acute care hospitals.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature133791
Source
Am J Infect Control. 2011 Oct;39(8):693-6
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2011
Author
Dominik Mertz
Jennie Johnstone
Paul Krueger
Kevin Brazil
Stephen D Walter
Mark Loeb
Author Affiliation
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Source
Am J Infect Control. 2011 Oct;39(8):693-6
Date
Oct-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alcohols - administration & dosage
Female
Guideline Adherence
Hand Disinfection - methods - standards
Health Personnel - psychology
Hospitals
Humans
Hygiene
Male
Observation - methods
Ontario
Risk factors
Abstract
Multicenter studies assessing hand hygiene adherence and risk factors for poor performance are scarce. In an observational study involving 13 hospitals across Ontario, Canada, we found a mean adherence rate of 31.2%, and that adherence was positively associated with nurses, single rooms, contact precautions, and the availability of alcohol hand rub dispensers.
PubMed ID
21664722 View in PubMed
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Adherence to hand hygiene guidelines - significance of measuring fidelity.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature272223
Source
J Clin Nurs. 2015 Nov;24(21-22):3197-205
Publication Type
Article
Date
Nov-2015
Author
Anne Korhonen
Helena Ojanperä
Teija Puhto
Raija Järvinen
Pirjo Kejonen
Arja Holopainen
Source
J Clin Nurs. 2015 Nov;24(21-22):3197-205
Date
Nov-2015
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cross Infection - nursing - prevention & control
Cross-Sectional Studies
Finland
Guideline Adherence
Hand Disinfection
Hospitals, University
Humans
Nurses
Physicians
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Abstract
The aim was to evaluate the usability of fidelity measures in compliance evaluation of hand hygiene.
Adherence to hand hygiene guidelines is important in terms of patient safety. Compliance measures seldom describe how exactly the guidelines are followed.
A cross-sectional observation study in a university hospital setting was conducted. Direct observation by trained staff was performed using a standardised observation form supplemented by fidelity criteria. A total of 830 occasions were observed in 13 units. Descriptive statistics (frequency, mean, percentages and range) were used as well as compliance rate by using a standard web-based tool. In addition, the binomial standard normal deviate test was conducted for comparing different methods used in evaluation of hand hygiene and in comparison between professional groups.
Measuring fidelity to guidelines was revealed to be useful in uncovering gaps in hand hygiene practices. The main gap related to too short duration of hand rubbing. Thus, although compliance with hand hygiene guidelines measured using a standard web-based tool was satisfactory, the degree of how exactly the guidelines were followed seemed to be critical.
Combining the measurement of fidelity to guidelines with the compliance rate is beneficial in revealing inconsistency between optimal and actual hand hygiene behaviour.
Evaluating fidelity measures is useful in terms of revealing the gaps between optimal and actual performance in hand hygiene. Fidelity measures are suitable in different healthcare contexts and easy to measure according to the relevant indicators of fidelity, such as the length of hand rubbing. Knowing the gap facilitates improvements in clinical practice.
PubMed ID
26331437 View in PubMed
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Adherence to surgical hand rubbing directives in a hospital district of Southwest Finland.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature275226
Source
Infect Dis (Lond). 2016 Feb;48(2):116-21
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2016
Author
Erkki Laurikainen
Esa Rintala
Anne-Mari Kaarto
Marianne Routamaa
Source
Infect Dis (Lond). 2016 Feb;48(2):116-21
Date
Feb-2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Disinfectants - administration & dosage
Female
Finland
Guideline Adherence
Hand Disinfection - methods
Health Personnel
Hospitals, University
Humans
Male
Prospective Studies
Surgical Procedures, Operative - methods
Abstract
The primary objective was to measure the compliance with alcohol-based surgical hand rubbing (SHR) among operation room personnel. The secondary objective was to evaluate the effect of feedback sessions on compliance.
This was a prospective observational before-after intervention study. Between October 2010 and June 2012 the hygiene nurses observed SHR among operation room personnel in the hospital district of Southwest Finland. After feedback sessions a second observation round was conducted in the main operation room of Turku University Hospital. The first observation round comprised 477 observations: 259 (54%) were doctors, 190 (40%) nurses and 28 (5%) other personnel. In the second observation round a total of 210 observations were made.
During the first round in 42% of observations the 3 min SHR time recommended by WHO was used. Median times for SHR were 1 min 50 s (range 0 min to 5 min 44 s) for doctors and 3 min 25 s (range 1 min 1 s to 8 min 15 s) for nurses, respectively (p?
PubMed ID
26416015 View in PubMed
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[Advice on hygiene for health personnel].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature225676
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1991 Sep 20;111(22):2754
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-20-1991
Author
M. Stormark
A B Kjelsberg
Author Affiliation
Seksjon for forebyggende infeksjonsmedisin, Avdeling for Samfunnsmedisin Statens Institutt for Folkehelse, Oslo.
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1991 Sep 20;111(22):2754
Date
Sep-20-1991
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Disinfection - methods
Hand - microbiology
Hand Disinfection - methods
Health Personnel
Humans
Hygiene
Norway
PubMed ID
1948868 View in PubMed
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[A gas-chromatographic method of analysis of monochloroacetic acid and its sodium salt in the air, skin washings, protective clothing extracts and urine].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature227341
Source
Gig Tr Prof Zabol. 1991;(12):39-41
Publication Type
Article
Date
1991
Author
E I Fomina
Source
Gig Tr Prof Zabol. 1991;(12):39-41
Date
1991
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Acetates - analysis - urine
Air Pollutants, Occupational - analysis
Chemical Industry
Chromatography, Gas - methods
Hand Disinfection
Humans
Occupational Medicine - methods
Protective Clothing
Russia
Skin
Water Pollutants, Chemical - analysis
Abstract
The author sets forth a gas chromatographic technique for the detection of monochloracetic acid (MCAA) and its sodium salts in the air, in skin washings, overalls extracts, and urine. The substances were identified as propyl ether. The analysis was performed on a chromatograph supplied with a plasma-ionizing detector on a 2 m-long glass column, with the chromatrone N-AW-DMCS. The detection capacity in the sample was 0.005 microgram/microliter, in the air for MCAA - 0.5 mg/m3, for MCAA sodium salt - 0.25 mg/m3. Standard deviation did not exceed 0.16. The technique was tested in industrial conditions.
PubMed ID
1840108 View in PubMed
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Amount of alcohol-based hand rub used and incidence of hospital-acquired bloodstream infection in a danish hospital.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature148712
Source
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Oct;30(10):1012-4
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2009
Author
Sussie Laustsen
Brian Kristensen
Ane Marie Thulstrup
Jens Kjølseth Møller
Bo Martin Bibby
Author Affiliation
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark. sussie.laustsen@ki.au.dk
Source
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Oct;30(10):1012-4
Date
Oct-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alcohols - administration & dosage - supply & distribution
Anti-Infective Agents, Local - administration & dosage - supply & distribution
Bacteremia - epidemiology
Cross Infection - epidemiology
Denmark - epidemiology
Hand Disinfection - methods
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
Incidence
Abstract
We investigated the association between the amount of alcohol-based hand rub (hereafter, "hand rub") used and the incidence of healthcare-acquired bloodstream infection (HCR-BSI) from 2004 through early 2008. The amount of hand rub used increased significantly, and the incidence of HCR-BSI remained stable. There was no significant association between the amount of hand rub used and the incidence of HCR-BSI.
PubMed ID
19732009 View in PubMed
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An alternative methodology for interpretation and reporting of hand hygiene compliance data.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature131026
Source
Am J Infect Control. 2012 May;40(4):332-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-2012
Author
Giulio DiDiodato
Author Affiliation
North Simcoe Muskoka Infection Control Network, Orillia, Ontario, Canada. gdidiodato@gmail.com
Source
Am J Infect Control. 2012 May;40(4):332-5
Date
May-2012
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Guideline Adherence - statistics & numerical data
Hand Disinfection - methods - standards
Hospitals
Humans
Ontario
Research Design - standards
Abstract
Since 2009, all hospitals in Ontario have been mandated to publicly report health care provider compliance with hand hygiene opportunities (http://www.health.gov.on.ca/patient_safety/index.html). Hand hygiene compliance (HHC) is reported for 2 of the 4 moments during the health care provider-patient encounter. This study analyzes the HHC data by using an alternative methodology for interpretation and reporting.
Annualized HHC data were available for fiscal years 2009 and 2010 for each of the 5 hospital corporations (6 sites) in the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network. The weighted average for HHC was used to estimate the overall observed rate for HHC for each hospital and reporting period. Using Bayes' probability theorem, this estimate was used to predict the probability that any patient would experience HHC for at least 75% of hand hygiene moments. This probability was categorized as excellent (=75%), above average (50%-74%), below average (25%-49%), or poor (
PubMed ID
21945114 View in PubMed
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