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dc.contributor.authorBeggs, Clive B.*
dc.contributor.authorNoakes, C.J.*
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Simon J.*
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Kevin G.*
dc.contributor.authorSleigh, P.A.*
dc.contributor.authorBanfield, Kathleen R.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-25T14:17:56Z
dc.date.available2009-11-25T14:17:56Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationBeggs, C.B., Noakes, C.J., Shepherd, S.J. and Kerr, K.G. et al. (2006). The influence of nurse cohorting on hand hygiene effectiveness. American Journal of Infection Control. Vol. 34, No. 10, pp. 621-626.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/3990
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractDirect contact between health care staff and patients is generally considered to be the primary route by which most exogenously-acquired infections spread within and between wards. Handwashing is therefore perceived to be the single most important infection control measure that can be adopted, with the continuing high infection rates generally attributed to poor hand hygiene compliance. Methods Through the use of simple mathematical models, this paper demonstrates that under conditions of high patient occupancy or understaffing, handwashing alone is unlikely to prevent the transmission of infection. Conclusions The study demonstrates that applying strict nurse cohorting in combination with good hygiene practice is likely to be a more effective method of reducing transmission of infection in hospitals.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2006.06.011en
dc.subjectHand hygieneen
dc.subjectCohorting and hand hygieneen
dc.subjectTransmission pathwaysen
dc.subjectMathematical modelen
dc.subjectNurse cohortingen
dc.titleThe influence of nurse cohorting on hand hygiene effectiveness.en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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