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

Masayuki Ogata*, Hitomi Tsutsumi, Shin Ichi Tanabe, Satoshi Hori

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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.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルHealthy Buildings Europe 2017
出版社International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN(印刷版)9788379472604
出版ステータスPublished - 2017
イベントHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017 - Lublin, Poland
継続期間: 2017 7月 22017 7月 5

出版物シリーズ

名前Healthy Buildings Europe 2017

Other

OtherHealthy Buildings Europe 2017, HB 2017
国/地域Poland
CityLublin
Period17/7/217/7/5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 土木構造工学

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