What we do
About our project
Demonstrating that relocation of patients from multiple occupancy rooms in an old hospital to single bedrooms in a new hospital will have a significant positive effect on the bacterial contamination of the patient rooms, and hence on the number of patients infected/colonized with resistant and/or susceptible microorganisms.
o 100% compliance with the hand hygiene regulations
o 100% compliance with clothing requirements (including hand and wrist jewelry)
The design is a comparative study in 13 hospitals all part from the AMR zorgregio ZHZ
Hand hygiene will be monitored by unobtrusively observations.
The intervention is a.o feedback of compliance data and friendly competition between the hospitals
Main study parameters/endpoints
The main study endpoint is to show a significant increase over time in hand hygiene compliance
Our research focus
A breakthrough is achieved in compliance with hygiene guidelines in hospitals in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond area. This is done through a regional approach with proven effective methods that are not yet used in regular healthcare.
Compliance with hygiene regulations, including the WHO guideline for hand hygiene, will increase in all hospitals in the AMR-zorgregio ZHZ area. This will lead to a decrease in the number of hospital infections and associated health damage and costs.
A multi-center observational intervention study
Multi-modal; feedback, improving facilities, clear definitions of moments, training, e-learning, education etc
Funds & Grants
- VWS AMR-Zorgregio ZuidHollandZuid
- Dept of Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg
- AMR Zorgregio ZHZ