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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
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
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
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
Castella A, Charrier L, Di L, V, Pastorino F, Farina EC, Argentero PA et al. Surgical site infection surveillance: analysis of adherence to recommendations for routine...Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology; 2006; 27(8):835-8412006Policy and guidance
Chatzizacharias NA, Chapple K. Doctors' compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in the surgical ward. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; 30(3):308-9. 2009Role models
Cheeseman KE, Denyer SP, Hosein IK, Williams GJ, Maillard JYEvaluation of the bactericidal efficacy of three different alcohol hand rubs against 57 clinical...Volume 72, Issue 4, August 2009, p19-3252009Hand hygiene practice
Chief Medical OfficerWinning Ways: Working together to reduce Healthcare Associated Infection in EnglandGateway Ref: 23652003Policy and guidance
cleanyourhands campaignAchieving our aims: evaluating the pilot of the cleanyourhands campaign 2004Hand hygiene campaigns
cleanyourhands campaignThe economic case: Implementing near-patient alcohol handrub in your trust 2004Hand hygiene campaigns