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REVIEW: Behavioural considerations for hand hygiene practices: the basic building blocks.

In October 2005, the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety launched the first Global Patient Safety Challenge “Clean Care is Safer Care”, to tackle healthcare-associated infection on a large scale. Within the Challenge framework, international infection control experts and consultative taskforces met to develop new WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare. This paper explores aspects underlying hand hygiene behaviour that may influence its promotion among healthcare workers

Author: Whitby M, Pessoa-Silva CL, McLaws ML, Allegranzi B, Sax H, Larson E, Seto WH, Donaldson L, Pittet D

Published: 01/01/2007

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Journal of Hospital Infection