2013 Year in Review: Hand Hygiene

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In case you missed any headlines this year, we offer you our Year in Review for the topic of hand hygiene.

FDA Issues Proposed Rule to Determine Safety and Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/12/fda-issues-proposed-rule-to-determine-safety-and-effectiveness-of-antibacterial-soaps.aspx

Survey of EMS Personnel Reveals Lackluster Hand Hygiene Practices
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/12/survey-of-ems-personnel-reveals-lackluster-hand-hygiene-practices.aspx

2013 Partnership in Prevention Award Winner is Announced
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/11/2013-partnership-in-prevention-award-winner-is-announced.aspx

CDC's Safe Healthcare Blog Emphasizes That Good Infection Prevention Habits Don't Just Happen
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/11/cdcs-safe-healthcare-blog-emphasizes-that-good-infection-prevention-habits-dont-just-happen.aspx

Researchers Evaluate Efficacy of Several Aggressive Chemistries for Reduction of C. diff Spores
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/11/researchers-evaluate-efficacy-of-several-aggressive-chemistries-for-reduction-of-c-diff-spores.aspx

Researchers Assess the Optimal Location for Alcohol-based Handrub Dispensers in ICU Patient Rooms
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/11/researchers-assess-the-optimal-location-for-alcoholbased-handrub-dispensers-in-icu-patient-rooms.aspx

RI Hospital Study Measures Impact of Education, Information on Hand Hygiene Compliance
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/10/ri-hospital-study-measures-impact-of-education-information-on-hand-hygiene-compliance.aspx

Researchers Observe Low Levels of Hand Hygiene Compliance in Pediatric Hospitals
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/10/researchers-observe-low-levels-of-hand-hygiene-compliance-in-pediatric-hospitals.aspx

Decontaminating the Sanitizer Dispenser Reduces Operating Room Contamination Significantly
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/10/decontaminating-the-sanitizer-dispenser-reduces-operating-room-contamination-significantly.aspx

Researchers Test Influence of Volume on Hand Coverage and Bactericidal Efficacy in Hand Disinfection
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/10/researchers-test-influence-of-volume-on-hand-coverage-and-bactericidal-efficacy-in-hand-disinfection.aspx

Ethics, Accountability Must Drive Healthcare Workers' Handwashing Behavior
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2013/09/ethics-accountability-must-drive-healthcare-workers-handwashing-behavior.aspx

WHO Hand Hygiene Strategy is Feasible and Sustainable for Healthcare Settings Around the World
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/08/who-hand-hygiene-strategy-is-feasible-and-sustainable-for-healthcare-settings-around-the-world.aspx

Improper Use of Gloves, Frequent Room Entry or Exit Contribute to Poor Hand Hygiene Compliance
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/08/improper-use-of-gloves-frequent-room-entry-or-exit-contribute-to-poor-hand-hygiene-compliance.aspx

Infection Preventionists Invaluable to Improving Hand Hygiene Rates and Decreasing HAIs
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/08/infection-preventionists-invaluable-to-improving-hand-hygiene-rates-and-decreasing-hais.aspx

Researchers Explore HCW Hand Hygiene Compliance Before an Aseptic Task
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/08/researchers-explore-hcw-hand-hygiene-compliance-before-an-aseptic-task.aspx

Investigators Study Hand Hygiene in the ED
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/08/investigators-study-hand-hygiene-in-the-ed.aspx

MRSA, C. diff Hotspots Exist in Patient Rooms
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/08/mrsa-c-diff-hotspots-exist-in-patient-rooms.aspx

Researchers Examine HCW Ring Wearing and Potential for HAI Transmission
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/08/researchers-examine-hcw-ring-wearing-and-potential-for-hai-transmission.aspx

Study Looks at Implementing Patient Participation in Hand Hygiene
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/07/study-looks-at-implementing-patient-participation-in-hand-hygiene.aspx

Researchers Test Volume of Alcohol-Based Handrubs Needed to Fulfill Efficacy Standards
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/07/researchers-test-volume-of-alcoholbased-handrubs-needed-to-fulfill-efficacy-standards.aspx

Researchers Examine Means of Evaluating Efficacy of HH Products Under Practical-Use Conditions
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/07/researchers-examine-means-of-evaluating-efficacy-of-hh-products-under-practicaluse-conditions.aspx

Eliminating Mandatory Glove Use in Contact with Isolated Patients Increases Hand Hygiene Compliance
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/07/eliminating-mandatory-glove-use-in-contact-with-isolated-patients-increases-hand-hygiene-compliance.aspx

Understanding of Glove-Use Behavior Required to Design Interventions to Reduce Misuse and Overuse
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/07/understanding-of-gloveuse-behavior-required-to-design-interventions-to-reduce-misuse-and-overuse.aspx

Hand Hygiene Compliance Not Impacted by Workload, Researchers Discover
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/06/hand-hygiene-compliance-not-impacted-by-workload-researchers-discover.aspx

Researchers Test Implementation of WHO Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy in Critical Care Units
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/05/researchers-test-implementation-of-who-hand-hygiene-improvement-strategy-in-critical-care-units.aspx

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