Thursday Apr 27, 2023

Staff opinions of automated hand hygiene monitoring

In this second discussion of an abstract presented at the SHEA Spring meeting 2023 in Seattle, Martin talks to MPH candidate Olivia Hess about her work on staff opinions of automated hand hygiene monitoring. Olivia works as a member of Dr Gonzalo Bearman's group at VCU Health (Virginia Commonwealth University) in Richmond, Virginia. We discuss staff attitudes to the technology and it's utility, which are almost universally negative.

Some recent papers on automated hand hygiene monitoring:

  1. M. A. Tremblay, et al. 2022 Investigation of Individual Nurses' Relative Hand Hygiene Performance Using an Anonymous Automated Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring System and a Nursing Assignment Schedule Am J Infect Control https://10.1016/j.ajic.2022.05.026
  2. V. Mouajou, et al. 2022 Hand hygiene compliance in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections: a systematic review J Hosp Infect 119 33-48 https://10.1016/j.jhin.2021.09.016
  3. K. J. McKay, et al. 2022 Healthcare workers' experiences of video-based monitoring of hand hygiene behaviours: a qualitative study Am J Infect Control https://10.1016/j.ajic.2022.03.010
  4. D. J. Durant, et al. 2020 Adoption of electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems in New York state hospitals and the associated impact on hospital-acquired C. difficile infection rates Am J Infect Control 48 7 733-739 https://10.1016/j.ajic.2020.04.005

And thanks to Marco Bo Hansen for reminding us of this recent paper

A. R. Knudsen, et al. 2023 Individual hand hygiene improvements and effects on healthcare-associated infections: A long-term follow-up study using an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system J Hosp Infect In Press https://10.1016/j.jhin.2023.02.017

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