This study explored whether preparation for a hand-sanitizing relay affected nursing students’ ability to recall, 12 months later, the World Health Organization 6-step hand hygiene technique. No significant difference was observed in recall between those who participated in the relay and those who did not (P =.736). The most frequently missed step was Step 3 (palm to palm with fingers interlaced). Our results suggest that regular feedback may be an important additional component in future interventions.
- hand hygiene
- six-step hand hygiene technique