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Evidence base for hand hygiene

The cleanyourhands campaign has been designed taking into consideration seminal research in the area of hand hygiene. Please search for evidence via the NHS Evidence search box below. Alternatively, you can search the cleanyourhands repository which is below the NHS Evidence search box.


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cleanyourhands repository

AuthorTitleJournal and volumeYearCategories
S P Stone MF.Hand hygiene-the case for evidence-based educationJournal of the Royal College of Medicine: 2001: 94: 278-2812001Evidence reviews and analysis
Saba R, Inan D, Seyman D, Gul G, Senol YY, Turhan O et al.Hand hygiene compliance in a hematology unitActa Haematologica; 113(3):190-1932005Hand hygiene practice, Behaviour and compliance
Salgado CD, Mauldin PD, Fogle PJ, Bosso JA.Analysis of an outbreak of Clostridium difficile infection controlled with enhanced infection...American Journal of Infection Control; Volume 37, Issue 6, August 2009, Pages 458-4642009Policy and guidance
Santana SL, Furtado GHC, Coutinho AP, Medeiros EAS.Assessment of healthcare professionals' adherence to hand hygiene after alcohol-based hand rub...Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; 28(3):365-367.2007Hand hygiene practice, Behaviour and compliance
Sax H, Allegranzi B, Uckay I, Larson E, Boyce J, Pittet DMy five moments for hand hygiene': a user-centred design approach to understand, train, monitor and...Journal of Hospital Infection: 2007. 67. 9-212007Policy and guidance
Sax H, Uckay I, Richet H, Allegranzi B, Pittet D.Determinants of good adherence to hand hygiene among healthcare workers who have extensive exposure...Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology2007Evaluation and audit
Schneider J, Moromisato D, Zemetra B, Rizzi-Wagner L, Rivero N, Mason W, et alHand hygiene adherence is influenced by the behavior of role models.Pediatric Critical Care Medicine;10(3):360-3.2009Role models
Schneider J, Moromisato D, Zemetra B, Rizzi-Wagner L, Rivero N, Mason W, Imperial-Perez F, Ross LHand hygiene adherence is influenced by the behavior of role modelsPediatric Crit Care Med 2009, May;10(3):360-32009Role models
Scott A, Hughes J, Hall D. Views and understanding of senior nursing staff in relation to infection controlBritish Journal of Infection Control, 2005; 6(2) 2005Evidence reviews and analysis
Sharek PJ, Benitz WE, Abel NJ, Freeburn MJ, Mayer ML, Bergman DA.Effect of an evidence-based hand washing policy on hand washing rates and false-positive coagulase...Journal of Perinatology; 22(2):137-143.2002Evaluation and audit