Review to determine individual features of educational interventions that lead to compliance with hand hygiene in healthcare professionals within a hospital care setting: BEME Guide 22
In the United Kingdom, there are approximately 300,000 healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) annually, costing an estimated £1 billion. Up to 30% of all HCAI are potentially preventable by better application of knowledge and adherence to infection prevention procedures. Implementation of Department of Health guidelines through educational interventions has resulted in significant and sustained improvements in hand hygiene compliance and reductions in HCAI. This review was undertaken to determine the features of structured educational interventions that impact on compliance with hand hygiene in healthcare professionals within a hospital care setting.
- M Gemma Cherry (lead reviewer): Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK
- Ben Shaw: Mersey Deanery, UK
- Tim Neal: Liverpool Royal Hospital, UK
- Jeremy Brown: Edge Hill University, UK
Online at BEME
- Published paper (2012)