Improving Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities

Strategic placement of soap and sanitizer dispensers shown to increase use
Jan 10, 2017 12:20 AM ET

Originally posted on REMI Network

Strategic dispenser placement

Making sure dispensers are correctly placed is essential to improving hand hygiene practices. In fact, optimizing dispenser placement can result in a 50-per-cent increase in use. Furthermore, enhancing the visibility of dispensers does more to increase usage than simply increasing the number of dispensers within a healthcare facility.

General principles have been developed based on both SCA-sponsored research and independent findings from academic research. Keeping the WHO five moments in mind, these principles are built around four areas commonly found in hospitals and recommend strategic dispenser placement as follows:

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