Yes, patients can affect hand hygiene compliance among staff members

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 22, 2009

Patients who watched a hand hygiene video were twice as likely to remind nurses and doctors to wash their hands, according to a recent study.

The study was conducted by the CDC and Premier healthcare alliance, in collaboration with 17 Catholic Healthcare Partner facilities where patients were shown the “Hand Hygiene Saves Lives” video.

Click here to view the video and to read more on the study.

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