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Impact of sink location on hand hygiene compliance after care of patients with Clostridium difficile infection: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, May 2016
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Title
Impact of sink location on hand hygiene compliance after care of patients with Clostridium difficile infection: a cross-sectional study
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, May 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-1535-x
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Alexander Deyneko, Fernanda Cordeiro, Laurie Berlin, Debby Ben-David, Silvana Perna, Yves Longtin

Abstract

The impact of sink location on hand washing compliance after contact with patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is poorly understood. The aim of this study is to determine the location of hand wash sinks available to healthcare workers (HCWs) after caring for patients with CDI and to assess the impact on hand washing compliance. We performed a cross-sectional study in a 637-bed tertiary care hospital, Canada. HCW hand hygiene compliance after contact with CDI patients was measured through direct unobtrusive observations. Location of sinks in relation with the patients' rooms was assessed on the day of diagnosis. Predictors of compliance were assessed through univariate and multivariate logistic regression. 247 hand hygiene opportunities following care of a CDI patient were observed. Glove use compliance was 85.4 % (211/247), but hand washing compliance after care of CDI patients was only 14.2 % (35/247). Hand rubbing was performed instead of hand washing in 33.2 % of opportunities (82/247). The median distance between the patient zone of CDI patients and the nearest sink was 13.1 m (interquartile range, 7.6-23.2). Sinks were directly visible upon exiting the patient's room on only 33.2 % (82/247) occasions. By multivariate analysis, an increasing distance between the patient zone and the nearest sink was inversely associated with hand washing compliance (adjusted OR, 0.90, 95 % CI, 0.84-0.97; P = 0.008), while proper timing of glove removal upon leaving the patient zone was directly associated with hand washing compliance (adjusted OR, 14.87; 95 % CI, 1.93-114.43; P = 0.01). Hand washing compliance following contact with patients with C. difficile infections was low. Poor access to sinks is associated with decreased hand washing compliance. Improvement strategies are urgently needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 20%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Researcher 7 8%
Other 15 18%
Unknown 16 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 24%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Engineering 4 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 2%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 18 21%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 January 2021.
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#656,240
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#3
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