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Prospective, controlled, cross-over trial of alcohol-based hand gel in critical care units .



Key Questions Addressed
3 Key Question 3 - Prevention interventions
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Title Prospective, controlled, cross-over trial of alcohol-based hand gel in critical care units .
Author Rupp ME., Fitzgerald T., Puumala S., Anderson JR., Craig R., Iwen PC., Jourdan D., Keuchel J., Marion N., Peterson D., Sholtz L., Smith V.
Country Department of Internal Medicine ,University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA. merupp@unmc.edu
Year 2008
Numbers Pubmed ID: 18171181

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Extraction Form: Key Question 2 - Prevention interventions (Table 4)
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Country USA
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Study Design Controlled cross- over trial
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Population Adult medical- surgical ICUs
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Category of Intervention Transmission Interruption - Hand washing
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Intervention Alcohol-based gel
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Outcome CDI incidence
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Findings Use of gel adherence rates increased from 37% to 68%. No change in CDI rates
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Quality Issues Not blinded
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