This study explored whether preparation for a hand-sanitizing relay effected nursing students’ ability to recall the WHO six-step Hand Hygiene technique 12 months later. There was no significant difference in recall between those who participated in the relay with those who did not (p=0.736). The most frequently missed step was Step 3 (palm to palm with finger interlaced). Our results suggest that regular feedback may be an important additional component in future interventions.
- hand hygiene
- six-step hand hygiene technique
Price, L., Melone, L., Cutajar, E., Blane, L., Gozdzielewska, L., Young, M., McAloney-Kocaman, K., & Reilly, J. (2018). Investigating the effect of preparation for and participation in a hand sanitizing relay on nursing students' ability to recall the WHO six-step hand hygiene technique. American Journal of Infection Control, 46(11), 1304-1306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.04.222