Evaluation of Combination Effect of an Alcohol-based Hand Rub: Introducing Portable Bottles and Providing the Feedback
Hiroki HOSOKAWA1)3), Shihoko KIKUCHI2)3) and Satoru MITSUBOSHI4)
1)Department of Pharmacy, Agano City Hospital2)Department of Nursing, Agano City Hospital3)Infection Control Team, Agano City Hospital4)Department of Pharmacy, Kaetsu Hospital
We investigated whether two methods increased amount of alcohol-based hand rub. During a first period, the nurses were given portable bottles of an alcohol-based hand rub. Subsequently, they provided feedback on the amount of alcohol-based hand rub of individuals. The amount of alcohol-based hand rub and isolation rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were investigated.The amount of alcohol-based hand rubs were significantly different (p<0.01) between the baseline (5.3±1.4 mL per patients-days (PD)) at first period (9.4±2.8 mL per PD) and at second period (14.5±3.8 mL per PD). On the other hand, although MRSA isolation rate were not different between the baseline (14.8%) at first period (11.4%), they were significantly different (p<0.01) between the baseline at second period (8.4%). Thus, we achieved about 15 mL per PD for amount of alcohol-based hand rub; in addition, MRSA isolation rates were significantly decreased after starting two methods. Therefore, these two methods might be important to increase amount of alcohol-based hand rub.
Key words：alcohol-based hand rubs, portable bottles, feedback, isolation rate of MRSA
Received: January 25, 2017
Accepted: July 13, 2017