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Randomized Crossover Study Evaluating the Effect of a Hand Sanitizer Dispenser on the Frequency of Hand Hygiene among Anesthesiology Staff in the Operating Room

  • L. Silvia Munoz-Price (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), Zalak Patel (a2), Shawn Banks (a2), Kristopher Arheart (a3) (a5), Scott Eber (a2), David A. Lubarsky (a2) and David J. Birnbach (a2) (a3)...

Abstract

Forty anesthesia providers were evaluated with and without hand sanitizer dispensers present on the anesthesia machine. Having a dispenser increased the frequency of hand hygiene only from 0.5 to 0.8 events per hour (P = .01). Other concomitant interventions are needed to further increase hand hygiene frequency among anesthesia providers.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(6):717–720

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Park Plaza West L-302, 1611 Northwest 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136 (smunozprice@med.miami.edu).

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Randomized Crossover Study Evaluating the Effect of a Hand Sanitizer Dispenser on the Frequency of Hand Hygiene among Anesthesiology Staff in the Operating Room

  • L. Silvia Munoz-Price (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), Zalak Patel (a2), Shawn Banks (a2), Kristopher Arheart (a3) (a5), Scott Eber (a2), David A. Lubarsky (a2) and David J. Birnbach (a2) (a3)...

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