Infection prevention promotion program based on the PRECEDE model: Improving hand hygiene behaviors among healthcare personnel

Hanan Aboumatar, Polly Ristaino, Richard Davis, Carol Thompson, Lisa Maragakis, Sara Cosgrove, Beryl J Rosenstein, Trish M. Perl

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Background. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) result in significant morbidity and mortality. Hand hygiene remains a cornerstone intervention for preventing HAIs. Unfortunately, adherence to hand hygiene guidelines among healthcare personnel is poor. Objective. To assess short- and long-term effects of an infection prevention promotion program on healthcare personnel hand hygiene behaviors. Design. Time series design. Setting Our study was conducted at a tertiary care academic center. Participants. Hospital healthcare personnel. Methods. We developed a multimodal program that included a multimedia communications campaign, education, leadership engagement, environment modification, team performance measurement, and feedback. Healthcare personnel hand hygiene practices were measured via direct observations over a 3-year period by "undercover" observers. Results. Overall hand hygiene compliance increased by 2-fold after full program implementation (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-151
Number of pages8
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012

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Hand Hygiene
Delivery of Health Care
Infection
Cross Infection
Hospital Personnel
Multimedia
Tertiary Care Centers
Communication
Guidelines
Morbidity
Education
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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