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Rev Esp Quimioter 2019; April 4


Hand hygiene compliance with hydroalcoholic solutions in medical students. Cross-sectional study

DIEGO RODRÍGUEZ-VILLAR, JUAN ANTONIO DEL-MORAL-LUQUE, JESÚS SAN-ROMÁN-MONTERO, ÁNGEL GIL-DE-MIGUEL, GIL RODRÍGUEZ-CARAVACA, MANUEL DURÁN-POVEDA

Objectives. To assess hand hygiene compliance covertly in medical students in a university teaching hospital.
Material and methods. Cross-sectional study. Hand hygiene compliance in medical students was assessed in the units of Neonatology, Paediatrics, Neurology and Orthopaedic surgery. The five moments were covertly observed so as the hand rub technique. Hand hygiene compliance was described with the compliance percentages of the five moments.
Results. We studied 456 opportunities of hand hygiene. Global compliance was 44.3%. The most registered unit was Orthopaedic surgery (59.6%). According to the different moments, global compliance was better “after touching a patient” (60.2%). The unit with the highest hand hygiene compliance was Neonatology (60%). Hand hygiene compliance was better in the different hospitalisation units (50%) than in the office rooms (33%) (P<0.05) and the mean duration of hand hygiene was 22 seconds.
Conclusions. Most of the moments were registered in the unit of Orthopaedic surgery and the moment with the highest hand hygiene compliance was “after touching a patient”. The most hand hygiene compliance percentage was observed in Neonatology. Hand hygiene compliance was moderate, and it could and must be improved.

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