How "user friendly" is the hospital for practicing hand hygiene? An ergonomic evaluation

Suresh G, Cahill J. How "user friendly" is the hospital for practicing hand hygiene? An ergonomic evaluation. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 2007 Mar;33(3):171-179.

 

In this article, the authors describe an ergonomics-based tool — SWAG (for the four main hand hygiene resources: Sinks, Waste receptacles, Alcohol-based hand rub dispensers, and Gloves) — that was developed and implemented to assess the ergonomic characteristics that facilitate usage of these resources in ICUs and individual patient rooms.

 

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