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2016 Year in Review: Hand Hygiene

Here's a review of ICT's top news, features and slide shows relating to hand hygiene in 2016.

Slide Show: Handwashing
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/galleries/2016/12/handwashing.aspx

Commentary Says Triclosan Ban Shows Need for New Chemicals to Demonstrate Efficacy and Safety
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/12/comentary-says-triclosan-ban-shows-need-for-new-chemicals-to-demonstrate-efficacy-and-safety.aspx

Researchers Examine Relationship Between Hospital Ward Design and HAI Rates
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/12/researchers-examine-relationship-between-hospital-ward-design-and-hai-rates.aspx

Study Suggests Handwashing Compliance in Childcare Facilities is Insufficient
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/11/study-suggests-handwashing-compliance-in-childcare-facilities-is-insufficient.aspx

The Hawthorne Effect at Work
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/09/the-hawthorne-effect-at-work.aspx

Slide Show: Consumer Antiseptic Wash Products
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/galleries/2016/09/consumer-antiseptic-wash-products.aspx

FDA Issues Final Rule on Safety and Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/topics/hand-hygiene.aspx?pg=4

U-M Researchers to Study Role of Patients' Hands as Key Factors in the Spread of Superbugs
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/10/um-researchers-to-study-role-of-patients-hands-as-key-factors-in-the-spread-of-superbugs.aspx

Study Finds Traditional Hand Hygiene Audits Overstate Performance Overall
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/07/study-finds-traditional-hand-hygiene-audits-overstate-performance-overall.aspx

Good Skin Health: The Hidden Factor in Hand Hygiene Compliance
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/06/good-skin-health-the-hidden-factor-in-hand-hygiene-compliance.aspx

Contaminated Gloves Increase Risks of Cross-Transmission of Pathogens
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/06/contaminated-gloves-increase-risks-of-crosstransmission-of-pathogens.aspx

Visual Triggers Increase Hand Hygiene Compliance
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/06/visual-triggers-increase-hand-hygiene-compliance.aspx

Impact of Sink Location on Handwashing Compliance After Contact With CDI Patients
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/05/impact-of-sink-location-on-handwashing-compliance-after-contact-with-cdi-patients.aspx

Handwashing Gets Skipped One-Third of the Time in Outpatient Healthcare
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/04/handwashing-gets-skipped-onethird-of-the-time-in-outpatient-healthcare.aspx

Six-Step Handwashing Technique Found Most Effective for Reducing Bacteria
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/04/sixstep-handwashing-technique-found-most-effective-for-reducing-bacteria.aspx

FDA Proposes Ban on Most Powdered Medical Gloves
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/03/fda-proposes-ban-on-most-powdered-medical-gloves.aspx

MDROs Found on Patients' Hands in Post-Acute Care Facilities
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/03/mdros-found-on-patients-hands-in-postacute-care-facilities.aspx

Location Impacts Use of Hand Sanitizer, Study Says
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/02/location-impacts-use-of-hand-sanitizer-study-says.aspx

Healthcare Worker Hand Size Can Impact Bacterial Load, Product Effectiveness
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2016/02/healthcare-worker-hand-size-can-impact-bacterial-load-product-effectiveness.aspx

Hand Hygiene Compliance Industry Group Formed to Lead Change for Patient Safety
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2016/01/hand-hygiene-compliance-industry-group-formed-to-lead-change-for-patient-safety.aspx





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