Fire Hazard by ABHR


Can alcohol-based handrub (ABHR) cause fire? May it happen? How common is it? What shall we do to avoid it? Read more

Wrong Hand Hygiene Practice


Recently we discussed why healthcare-workers (HCW) should not wear rings, watches, long-, polished-, or artificial nails during patient care. Are these suggestions well known among HCW and patients? Read more

Season’s Greetings with All Good Wishes!


Thank you for your commitment to improve patient safety through hand hygiene. On behalf of the HandInScan team, we wish you happy holidays and a prosperous new year! Stay with us in 2018! Read more

Hand Hygiene and Nails


Can healthcare-workers (HCW) wear artificial nails at work? Can they use nail polish? How long their nails should be? What do guidelines say, and what are the scientific evidences? Read more

What Do the National Patient Safety Goals Say About Hand Hygiene?


The Joint Commission’s (JC) National Patient Safety Goals, what are effective from 2018 January are available now. What does the document say about hand hygiene? Read more

Hand Hygiene and Watches


In our recent post, we summarized how rings may affect hand hygiene and why ring wearing during patient care is a complicated issue. Healthcare-workers (HCW) wear watches and bracelets almost as often as rings, so next, we collected some evidence regarding watches and hand hygiene. Read more

What Shall Be the Optimal Pass–Fail Criteria for Hand Hygiene?


We already know how we should hand rub and when we should perform hand hygiene, but under what conditions can the hand hygiene event be considered successful? We focused on this during the following study, aiming to identify optimal pass-fail criteria for hand hygiene technique.
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Hand Hygiene and Rings – Part 2


In our recent post, we summarized what hand hygiene guidelines suggests about wearing rings, and what scientific evidence exists. As it was shown, results in this field are a bit controversial.

How can it happen that some studies find strong correlation, while others do not? Read more