Smartphone application: useful tool in hand hygiene adherence control

  • Eduardo Signor Basso Santa Cruz do Sul University
  • Barbara Spall Santa Cruz do Sul University
  • Eduarda Stopiglia Roth
  • Eliane Carlosso Krummenauer
  • Rochele Mosmann Menezes
  • Janine Koepp
  • Janete Aparecida Alves Machado
  • Cezane Priscila Reuter
  • Marcelo Carneiro Faculty of MedicineSanta Cruz do Sul UniversitySanta Cruz do Sul - Rio Grande do Sul Brazil

Abstract

This study analyzed hand hygiene adherence based on the direct observation computed through a standardized electronic form (Google forms®) available in an smartphone. The observed monthly adherence rates increased during the period. The frequency rates were 21.3% in September; 33.3% in October; 38.7% in November; and 59.7% in December (p <0.001). The introduction of direct observation through an smartphone facilitated the strategies and provided periodic feedback.

Author Biographies

Eduardo Signor Basso, Santa Cruz do Sul University
Department of Biology and Pharmacy, Medicine School, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Barbara Spall, Santa Cruz do Sul University
Department of Biology and Pharmacy, Medicine School, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Eduarda Stopiglia Roth
Department of Biology and Pharmacy, Medicine School, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Eliane Carlosso Krummenauer
Vice-coordinator of the Hospital Infection Control Committee, Hospital Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Master’s Degree Student of the Strictu sensu Postgraduate Program in Health Promotion, Universidade de Santa Cruz Member of Patient Education, Technology and Safety Group (GTESP) – Santa Cruz University
Rochele Mosmann Menezes
Hospital Infection Control Committee, Hospital Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Master’s Degree Student of the Strictu sensu Postgraduate Program in Health Promotion, Universidade de Santa Cruz Member of Patient Education, Technology and Safety Group (GTESP) – Santa Cruz University
Janine Koepp
Professor of The Department of Nursing – Nursing School, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul. Member of Patient Education, Technology and Safety Group (GTESP) – Santa Cruz University
Janete Aparecida Alves Machado
Hospital Infection Control Committee, Hospital Santa Cruz, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Cezane Priscila Reuter
Professor of the Department of Biology and Pharmacy – Pharmacy School and the Strictu sensu Postgraduate Program in Health Promotion, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Marcelo Carneiro, Faculty of MedicineSanta Cruz do Sul UniversitySanta Cruz do Sul - Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Doctor of Medical Science Master of Science Microbiology Infectious Disease Specialist MD Chief of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology - Santa Cruz Hospital Leader of Patient Education, Technology and Safety Group (GTESP) – Santa Cruz University
Published
2020-06-30
Section
Original Articles