Hand washing frequency in an emergency department.
1993 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Annual meeting. San Francisco CA USA, 1993/05/17.
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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