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  1. Hand washing frequency in an emergency department.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    1993 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Annual meeting. San Francisco CA USA, 1993/05/17.

    Study objective 

    Previous studies, conducted mainly in ICUs, have shown low compliance with hand-washing recommendations, with failure rates approaching 60%. Hand washing in the emergency department has not been studied.

    We examined the frequency and duration of hand washing in one ED and the effects of three variables : level of training, type of patient contact (clean, dirty, or gloved), and years of staff clinical experience.




    ED of an 1,100-bed tertiary referral, central city, private teaching hospital.


    Emergency nurses, faculty, and resident physicians.

    Participants were informed that their activities were being monitored but were unaware of the exact nature of the study.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Lavage, Main, Fréquence, Personnel sanitaire, Hygiène, Milieu hospitalier, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Washing, Hand, Frequency, Health staff, Hygiene, Hospital environment, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0475686

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199501.