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Monitoring and feedback of hand hygiene compliance and the impact on facility-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

In 2006, we began monitoring hand hygiene compliance by direct observation. In 2006, with no changes in the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) control program, a 38% reduction of facility-acquired rates for this organism was realised. These results indicate that focused monitoring of hand hygiene can reduce facility-acquired rates of MRSA. Am J Infect Control: 2008;36(9):672-7.

Author: Cormer AL, latham SL, Bryan KG, et al

Published: 01/11/2008

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: American Journal of Infection Control.