Julie Storr Assistant director, Infection control, National Patient Safety Agency, London
Sandra Clayton-Kent Senior nurse manager, Infection control, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford
This article explains the reasons associated with low compliance with hand hygiene policies. The authors suggest a range of strategies that nurses can adopt to reduce the number of avoidable infections developed by patients.
Nursing Standard. 18, 40, 45-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.06.18.40.45.c3632