Hand hygiene: what we do when no-one is watching

The true rates of hospital-wide hand hygiene compliance have been thrown into question by a study that shows staff are far less likely to wash their hands when no one is watching.

Researchers looked at what happened on two wards at an unnamed tertiary teaching hospital in Sydney when “human auditors” were replaced by an automated surveillance system that recorded when staff used the hand hygiene dispensers.

They found compliance rates

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