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“My five moments for hand hygiene”: a user-centred design approach to understand, train, monitor and report hand hygiene.

The WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge “Clean Care is Safer Care” has developed educational and promotional tools using a user-centred design approach and incorporating strategies of human factors engineering, cognitive behaviour science and elements of social marketing. This has resulted in a concept called “My five moments for hand hygiene” which describes the moments when hand hygiene is required to effectively interrupt microbial transmission during the care sequence. “My five moments for hand hygiene” bridges the gap between scientific evidence and daily health practice and provides a basis to understand, teach, monitor and report hand hygiene practices. Journal of Hospital Infection 2007;67:9-21.

Author: Sax H, Allegranzi B, Larson E, Boyce J, Pittet D

Published: 01/01/2007

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Journal of Hospital Infection