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A simple effective clean practice protocol significantly improves hand decontamination and infection control measures in the acute surgical setting.

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BACKGROUND: The Hand Hygiene Liaison Group and Epic Projects (Pratt et al., J Hosp Infect 47[Suppl A], 2001) have asked specifically for further trials of educational interventions to improve hand decontamination compliance and infection control in the hospital setting. This study investigates the efficacy of a 'clean practice protocol' (CPP), derived from international guidelines, to improve compliance of infection-control practices by surgical teams in a large UK teaching hospital. METHODS...

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10.1007/s15010-008-8005-3

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Howard, DP More by this author
Williams, C More by this author
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Journal:
Infection
Volume:
37
Issue:
1
Pages:
34-38
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1439-0973
ISSN:
0300-8126
URN:
uuid:6b14ab9c-3913-4d28-b81b-5de0c65ca8b6
Source identifiers:
243448
Local pid:
pubs:243448

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