Hand hygiene in 2018: 10 findings

The Joint Commission identifies hand hygiene as the most important intervention for preventing healthcare-associated infections.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on hand hygiene Becker's Clinical Leadership & Infection Control published in 2018, beginning with the most popular.

1. The Joint Commission now cites individual hand hygiene noncompliance as deficiency

2. Paper towels spread less bacteria than air hand dryers in hospital bathrooms, study finds

3. Glove use may thwart hand hygiene, particularly among nurses

4. Researchers are working on tech to monitor handwashing in hospitals 24/7

5. Hand hygiene issues found at New Jersey rehab center amid adenovirus outbreak

6. Machine learning hand hygiene alert system can increase compliance to 100%

7. Nurses less likely than physicians to speak up to colleagues with poor hand hygiene

8. New hand hygiene data collection process uses Google

9. Antimicrobial hand wipes for patients as effective as soap & water

10. 4 findings on the cost-effectiveness of hand hygiene compliance

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