Visibility of sinks directly impacts on handwashing frequency and duration

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“We conclude that the visibility of sinks directly impacts on handwashing frequency and duration and also impacts on levels of bacterial contamination on and around the sink area.” Cloutman-Green et al (2014).

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Cloutman-Green, E., Kalaycioglu, O., Wojani, H., Hartley, J.C., Guillas, S., Malone, D., Gant, V., Grey, C. and Klein, N. (2014) The important role of sink location in handwashing compliance and microbial sink contamination. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. 42(5), p.554-555.

Abstract:

Handwashing is one of the most important means of reducing the spread of infection. In this study, we investigated how sink location and visibility influences handwashing and microbial contamination detected on clinical sinks in 3 pediatric intensive care units. We conclude that the visibility of sinks directly impacts on handwashing frequency and duration and also impacts on levels of bacterial contamination on and around the sink area.

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