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Hand Hygiene Information and Tools

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One frequent and important question asked is this: What data can be acquired, studied and returned to providers and other health care workers to better understand hand hygiene practices? The answer is simple: Three different types.

  1. Observed overall performance on hand hygiene practices
  2. Quantity (mass in grams) of alcohol based hand rub used per 100 or 1000 patient days
  3. Responses to questionnaires regarding attitudes and perceptions about hand hygiene practices

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