Priority 15 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: How can we improve general hygiene and hand hygiene in hospital visitors? (Priority 15)
Overall ranking 15
JLA question ID 0088/15
Explanatory note Hospital visitors may be spreading infections from themselves or from part of the hospital to another. Improving their general hygiene and hand hygiene can decrease HCAI. There is uncertainty in how best to achieve this.

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples What methods work best in improving hand hygiene compliance amongst patients and visitors?~ How can we make visitors realise the importance of hygiene in hospital?
What is the level of hand hygiene amongst visitors and patients? ~ What measures would improve compliance?
Submitted by  4 x Patients
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name Healthcare Associated Infections
Total number of uncertainties identified by this project. 259  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2019