Approaches to hand hygiene monitoring: From low to high technology approaches

Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Dec;65:101-104. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2017.09.031. Epub 2017 Oct 17.


Hand hygiene is a global and critical infection prevention practice across all healthcare settings. Approaches to monitoring hand hygiene compliance vary from simple methods such as direct observation and product usage to more advanced methods such as automated electronic monitoring systems. Current literature supports a multimodal approach, supplemented by education, to enhance hand hygiene performance.

Keywords: Hand hygiene; Infection prevention; Technology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cross Infection / prevention & control
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Hand Disinfection
  • Hand Hygiene*
  • Humans