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Relationship between systems-level factors and hand hygiene adherence.

Dunn-Navarra A-M, Cohen B, Stone PW, et al. Relationship between systems-level factors and hand hygiene adherence. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;26(1):30-38. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181e15c71.

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June 9, 2010
Dunn-Navarra A-M, Cohen B, Stone PW, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;26(1):30-38.

This study found that organizations that prioritized teamwork—specifically by using morning huddles among nurses—reported higher rates of hand hygiene. Although system factors may play a role in suboptimal hand hygiene, some observers have argued for greater emphasis on individual responsibility in this area.

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Dunn-Navarra A-M, Cohen B, Stone PW, et al. Relationship between systems-level factors and hand hygiene adherence. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;26(1):30-38. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181e15c71.