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6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

London, UK

Ariadna Villanueva

Ariadna Villanueva

The Cuban Hospital, Qatar

Title: Assessment of hand hygiene technique using the World Health Organization six steps


Biography: Ariadna Villanueva


Quality of hand hygiene was evaluated with direct observation method of six World Health Organization steps. It was monitored 2497 HH opportunities, which 1573 (63.0%) were hand rub. Compliance was high in nurse compared with physician and auxiliaries, and for step 1 and 2 in hand rubs and the first three steps of hand washing, with lowest figure after these. Rubbing of thumbs and fingertips achieves the lowest compliance in both HH types. A combination of five moments and six steps and staff education will be recommended to improve quality of hand hygiene.