Cleanyourhands campaign - no longer an active campaign
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The campaign is based on a review of past initiatives, case studies and available evidence nationally and internationally
Transferability to primary care settings has not yet been achieved although there is commitment to address this. There is little evidence available to demonstrate whether hand hygiene compliance is a problem in community settings. No national campaigns targeting infection control in the community.
1. The epic project: developing national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare associated infections. Phase 1: guidelines for preventing hospital acquired infections. Journal of Hospital infection (2001) 47 (Supplement): S1-S822. Infection Control: prevention of healthcare-associated infection in Primary and Community Care. Pellow CM, Pratt RJ, Harper P, Loveday HP, Robinson N, Jones S, MacRae ED, and the Guideline Development Group. (2003). Journal of Hospital Infection 55(Supplement 2): 1-1273. The epic project. Updating the evidence-base for national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections in the NHS hospitals in England: a report with recommendations. Pellow CM, Pratt RJ, Loveday HP, Robinson N, Jones SRLJ> British Journal of Infection Control, December 2004, Vol 5 No 6 4. Pittet D, Hugonnet S, Harbeth S, Mourouga P, Sauvan V et al (2000) Effectiveness of a hospital-wide Programme to improve Compliance With Hand Hygiene. The Lancet; 356: 1307-13125. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Guideline for Hand Hygiene in health-care Settings: Recommendations of the healthcare infection Control practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand hygiene task force.