Randomized Crossover Study Evaluating the Effect of a Hand Sanitizer Dispenser on the Frequency of Hand Hygiene among Anesthesiology Staff in the Operating Room


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Abstract

Forty anesthesia providers were evaluated with and without hand sanitizer dispensers present on the anesthesia machine. Having a dispenser increased the frequency of hand hygiene only from 0.5 to 0.8 events per hour (P = .01). Other concomitant interventions are needed to further increase hand hygiene frequency among anesthesia providers.

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