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

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1304-1306
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume46
Issue number11
Early online date24 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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  • hand hygiene
  • WHO
  • six-step hand hygiene technique

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