Evaluation of Using Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Bottle Holders for Hand Hygiene among Healthcare Personnel in an Emergency Unit

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Sumawadee Skuntaniyom
Kumthorn Malathum
Pirawadee Tipluy


Performing hand hygiene to minimize the number of pathogenic
microorganisms on healthcare personnel’s hands can reduce the risk of interpersonal
spreading of the organisms among patients and healthcare personnel. The purpose of
this study was to explore the hand hygiene adherence among healthcare personnel in an
emergency unit of Ramathibodi Hospital at 3 months pre- and post-installation of the
alcohol-based hand rub bottle holder, and to evaluate their satisfaction with this invention.
A total of 170 healthcare personnel participated in this study. The instruments consisted
of a questionnaire about satisfaction with using alcohol-based hand rub bottle holders,
and an observation form of hand hygiene of healthcare personnel while working.
Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. The results revealed that 85.71%
of the sample were satisfied with the invention in overall as the high- and highest level,
and 86.51% agreed that using this invention helps them promote more hand hygiene
activities. The hand hygiene adherence rate significantly increased from 19.65% to
59.05%. This study demonstrated that providing easy access to alcohol hand rub is an
important factor that can significantly increase hand hygiene adherence.
Keywords: Hand hygiene, Alcohol-based hand rub bottle holder, Invention, Healthcare personnel


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Skuntaniyom S, Malathum K, Tipluy P. Evaluation of Using Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Bottle Holders for Hand Hygiene among Healthcare Personnel in an Emergency Unit. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2018 Oct. 3 [cited 2022 Aug. 17];24(2):196-209. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/101866


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