Evaluation of hand hygiene and cleaning efficacy with contact behavior during a medical examination

Masayuki Ogata, Hitomi Tsutsumi, Shinichi Tanabe, Satoshi Hori

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    Abstract

    In this study, the efficacy of hand hygiene and cleaning of surfaces in a medical examination room was evaluated, with particular consideration for the contact behavior of healthcare workers. The contact behavior of medical doctors, a nurse, and patients was observed in a full-scale mock up medical examination room. The transfer of contaminants on surfaces was simulated using observation data, and the efficacy of hand hygiene and cleaning was evaluated. The effect of hand hygiene performed by the doctors was greater than that by the nurse because the number of contacts was higher for the doctor. The effect of cleaning surfaces was greater for the nurse than for the doctor because the nurse contacted more surfaces than the doctors. As a result of numerical analysis, we found that cleaning surfaces that are easily contaminated, such as the doctor's chair or doorknobs, decreased contamination on the hands by 20% and by 42% when combined with hand hygiene.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
    PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
    ISBN (Print)9788379472604
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
    EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
    Duration: 2017 Jul 22017 Jul 5

    Other

    OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
    CountryPoland
    CityLublin
    Period17/7/217/7/5

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    Surface cleaning
    Cleaning
    Numerical analysis
    Contamination
    Impurities

    Keywords

    • Contact behavior
    • Contact infection
    • Environmental surfaces
    • Infection control
    • Medical examination room

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering

    Cite this

    Ogata, M., Tsutsumi, H., Tanabe, S., & Hori, S. (2017). Evaluation of hand hygiene and cleaning efficacy with contact behavior during a medical examination. In Healthy Buildings Europe 2017 International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.

    Evaluation of hand hygiene and cleaning efficacy with contact behavior during a medical examination. / Ogata, Masayuki; Tsutsumi, Hitomi; Tanabe, Shinichi; Hori, Satoshi.

    Healthy Buildings Europe 2017. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2017.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ogata, M, Tsutsumi, H, Tanabe, S & Hori, S 2017, Evaluation of hand hygiene and cleaning efficacy with contact behavior during a medical examination. in Healthy Buildings Europe 2017. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Healthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017, Lublin, Poland, 17/7/2.
    Ogata M, Tsutsumi H, Tanabe S, Hori S. Evaluation of hand hygiene and cleaning efficacy with contact behavior during a medical examination. In Healthy Buildings Europe 2017. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate. 2017
    Ogata, Masayuki ; Tsutsumi, Hitomi ; Tanabe, Shinichi ; Hori, Satoshi. / Evaluation of hand hygiene and cleaning efficacy with contact behavior during a medical examination. Healthy Buildings Europe 2017. International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, 2017.
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