Journal Article

Relationship between systems-level factors and hand hygiene adherence.

Dunn-Navarra AM; Cohen B; Stone PW; Pogorzelska M; Jordan S; Larson E.

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.