Compliance with handwashing at two intensive care units in São Paulo

Compliance with handwashing at two intensive care units in São Paulo

Author Furtado, Guilherme H.c. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santana, Solange L. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Coutinho, Ana Paula Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Perdiz, Luciana B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Wey, Sergio Barsanti Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Medeiros, Eduardo Alexandrino Servolo de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Handwashing compliance was compared at two medical- surgical intensive care units (ICUs) of a teaching and a non-teaching hospital. The mean compliance was 22.2% and 42.6%, respectively. Respiratory therapists at the non-teaching hospital had the best handwashing compliance (52.6%). Nursing assistants at the teaching hospital had the worst compliance (11.5%). Nursing assistant was the only health-care worker category with a significant difference between the two ICUs (odds ratio = 6.0; 95% confidence interval = 3.83-9.43; p< 0.001).
Keywords Compliance
healthcare workers
intensive care
Language English
Date 2006-02-01
Published in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 10, n. 1, p. 33-35, 2006.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extent 33-35
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1413-86702006000100007 (statistics in SciELO)

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