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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
Bryce EA, Scharf S, Walker M, Walsh A.The infection control audit: the standardized audit as a tool for change; 35(4):271-283.American Journal of Infection Control2007Evaluation and audit
Brussels: European Committee for StandardizationStandardization ECF. Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics - hygienic handrub - test method and... 1997Policy and guidance
Brussels: European Committee for StandardizationEuropean standard EN 1499. Chemical disinfectants and antiseptic. Hygienic hand wash. Test method... 1997Policy and guidance
Brunetti L, Santoro E, De CF, Cavallo P, Boccia G, Capunzo M et alSurveillance of nosocomial infections: a preliminary study on hand hygiene compliance of healthcare...Journal of Preventive Medicine & Hygiene 2006; 47(2):64-68.2006Hand hygiene practice
Borg MA, Benbachir M, Cookson BD, Redjeb SB, Elnasser Z, Rasslan O, et alSelf-protection as a driver for hand hygiene among healthcare workersInfect Control Hosp Epidemiol: 30(6):578-802009Hand hygiene practice
Bibbolino C, Pittalis S, Schinina V, Busi RE, Puro V Hygiene precautions and the transmission of infections in radiologyRadiation Medicine;114(1):111-202009Hand hygiene practice
Berhe M, Edmond MB, Bearman G. Measurement and feedback of infection control process measures in the intensive care unit: impact...American Journal of Infection Control; 2006; 34(8):537-5402006Policy and guidance
Beggs CB, Shepherd SJ, Kerr KG. How does healthcare worker hand hygiene behaviour impact upon the transmission of MRSA between...BMC Infectious Diseases 2009;9:642009Hand hygiene practice
Beggs CB, Noakes CJ, Shepherd SJ, Kerr KG, Sleigh PA, Banfield K.The influence of nurse cohorting on hand hygiene effectiveness; 34(10):621-626.American Journal of Infection Control2006Hand hygiene practice
Basurrah MM, Madani TAHandwashing and gloving practice among health care workers in medical and surgical wards in a...Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases;38(8):620-6242006Hand hygiene practice