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Assessment of the appropriateness of hand surface coverage for health care workers according to World Health Organization hand hygiene guidelines

Published:March 20, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2013.12.014
      We monitored hand surface coverage technique in health care workers in a tertiary care hospital using a 5-item hand hygiene assessment tool based on World Health Organization guidelines. Overall hand hygiene compliance was 86.7% (4,300/4,960). Appropriate hand surface coverage was observed in only 7.9% (182/2,297) of hand hygiene procedures.

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