Observing and improving hand hygiene compliance: implementation and refinement of an electronic-assisted direct-observer hand hygiene audit program.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We implemented a direct-observer hand hygiene audit program that used trained observers, wireless data entry devices, and an intranet portal. We improved the reliability and utility of the data by standardizing audit processes, regularly retraining auditors, developing an audit guidance tool, and reporting weighted composite hand hygiene compliance scores.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, LF; Carriker, C; Staheli, R; Isaacs, P; Elliott, B; Miller, BA; Anderson, DJ; Moehring, RW; Vereen, S; Bringhurst, J; Rhodes, L; Strittholt, N; Sexton, DJ

Published Date

  • February 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 207 - 210

PubMed ID

  • 23295569

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3622086

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/669084


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States