Hand sanitizer-dispensing door handles increase hand hygiene compliance: A pilot study.
Am J Infect Control. 2014 Apr;42(4):443-5
Authors: Babiarz LS, Savoie B, McGuire M, McConnell L, Nagy P
Improving rates of hand hygiene compliance (HHC) has been shown to reduce nosocomial disease. We compared the HHC for a traditional wall-mounted unit and a novel sanitizer-dispensing door handle device in a hospital inpatient ultrasound area. HHC increased 24.5%-77.1% (P < .001) for the exam room with the sanitizer-dispensing door handle, whereas it remained unchanged for the other rooms. Technical improvements like a sanitizer-dispensing door handle can improve hospital HHC.
PMID: 24679575 [PubMed - in process]