Is reminder signage at point-of-use to promote handwashing for hospital healthcare workers effective?
The conclusion is No.
|Setting||acute care hospitals in the US|
|Target audience||all healthcare workers|
|Number of units involved||58 in-patient units in 9 hospitals|
|Method||cluster-randomized clinical trial; units were randomly assigned to (1) no change; (2) weekly change; and (3) monthly change.|
|Intervention||reminder signs were placed next to Alcohol-based dispensers|
|Assessment||covert observation at entry and exit points to patients’ |
|Conclusion||no statistically significant effect|
|Interpretation||Nudging by changing signs did not influence |
hand hygiene practices.
|Journal reference||October 23, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13823|
|Access||free access to the whole paper|