Hand Hygiene Compliance Suffers From Attention Lapses, Ignorance

To understand reasons for hand hygiene noncompliance, just ask noncompliant healthcare workers. This is the approach researchers took in a study whose results have been published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Researchers observed healthcare workers during their daily routines and collected real-time explanations of noncompliance directly after a healthcare worker missed a hand hygiene opportunity. Responses were then sorted according to the Theory Domains Framework, a heuristic to organize components of behavior change research.

Read the full article on Becker's ASC Review.

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