Replicating changes in hand hygiene in a surgical intensive care unit with remote video auditing and feedback

Am J Infect Control. 2013 Oct;41(10):925-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.12.011. Epub 2013 Mar 13.


Using remote video auditing (RVA) and real-time feedback, we replicated health care workers hand hygiene in a second intensive care unit. During the first 4 weeks using RVA without feedback, the compliance rate was 30.42%. The rate during the 64-week postfeedback period (initial 16 and 48 weeks maintenance) with RVA and feedback exceeded 80% on average. These data demonstrate that improved hand hygiene was achieved and sustained with the use of RVA and feedback.

Keywords: Compliance; Data; Health care worker; Improvement.

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care / methods*
  • Epidemiological Monitoring*
  • Feedback
  • Guideline Adherence / standards
  • Guideline Adherence / statistics & numerical data*
  • Hand Hygiene / methods*
  • Health Personnel*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods*
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Remote Sensing Technology
  • Video Recording