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Compliance with Handwashing in Intensive Care Unit in University Hospitals of La Havana

Author(s): Humberto Guanche Garcell | Luisa Nuñez Labrador | Clara Morales Pérez | Gloria Fresneda Septiem

Journal: Medicrit : Revista de Medicina Crítica
ISSN 1690-8686

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: handwashing | intensivecare units

Observational study to determine handwashing´s compliance was carry out in Intensive Care Units of Havana University Hospitals. Compliance with social and hygienic handwashing was 62,9 % and 58,1 %, better in neonatal ICUs (95,2 %), and in nurses (66,4 %). Is necessary to strengthen educational program and apply interventional strategies.
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