Effect of correctly using alcohol-based hand rub in a clinical setting

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  • Institute of Biostatistics
  • Arbejdsmedicinsk Klinik, NBG
  • Klinisk Mikrobiologisk Afdeling, SKS
We evaluated hand antisepsis in clinical practice at Aarhus University Hospital in Skejby, Denmark. The rate of compliance with the correct use of alcohol-based hand rub exceeded 55% of all routine clinical procedures observed. With the correct use of alcohol-based hand rub by hospital staff, bacterial counts were reduced by 90% before and 82% after a clinical procedure; with incorrect use, the bacterial counts were reduced by 60% before and 54% after a clinical procedure.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Pages (from-to)954-6
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Research areas

  • Antisepsis, Bacteria, Colony Count, Microbial, Cross Infection, Denmark, Ethanol, Hand, Handwashing, Hospitals, University, Humans, Infection Control, Personnel, Hospital

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