Randomized crossover study evaluating the effect of a hand sanitizer dispenser on the frequency of hand hygiene among anesthesiology staff in the operating room

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Zalak Patel, Shawn Banks, Kristopher Arheart, Scott Eber, David A. Lubarsky, David J. Birnbach

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Forty anesthesia providers were evaluated with and without hand sanitizer dispensers present on the anesthesia machine. Having a dispenser increased the frequency of hand hygiene only from 0.5 to 0.8 events per hour (P =.01). Other concomitant interventions are needed to further increase hand hygiene frequency among anesthesia providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-720
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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