One in five health facilities don't put sanitizer where needed

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

March 5, 2014

 

A new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control reports that one in five healthcare facilities in the U.S. don’t put hand sanitizer dispensers at care critical points, missing opportunities to prevent infections.
 
The study, conducted using research from the Columbia University School of Nursing and the World Health Organization (WHO), surveyed 168 facilities in 42 states and Puerto Rico. Overall, 77.5% of facilities reported that alcohol-based sanitizer was continuously available at every point of care, the study found.