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Influence of signal colored hand disinfectant dispensers on hand hygiene compliance at a medical intensive care unit

Authors
Journal
American Journal of Infection Control
0196-6553
Publisher
Elsevier
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.05.021
Keywords
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Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

To assess the influence of signal colors on hand disinfectant dispenser activities, health care workers (HCWs) at a medical intensive care unit were analyzed for a total of 20 weeks with 8 weeks before and 12 weeks after exchange to signal color. No significant increase in hand rubs (HRs) per patient day (PD) was observed (about 40 HRs/PD); however, HCW-adjusted compliance showed a 6% increase with signal colored devices. Therefore, colored devices may help to improve hand hygiene compliance.

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