Effect of music on surgical hand disinfection: a video-based intervention study.

Gautschi, N; Marschall, Jonas; Candinas, Daniel; Banz Wüthrich, Vanessa (2017). Effect of music on surgical hand disinfection: a video-based intervention study. Journal of hospital infection, 95(4), pp. 352-354. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.01.005

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Surgical hand disinfection (SHD) is likely to be influenced by various factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of listening to music on the duration of SHD. In total, 236 SHD procedures were recorded on video. The duration of SHD exceeded 2min in both the intervention group and the control group, with background music unable to achieve an increase in the time spent scrubbing. However, listening to music reduced the proportion of very short scrub times (<90s) from 17% to 9% (P=0.07). The following four factors increased mean scrub time significantly: female sex; lower staff seniority; scrubbing hands in groups; and use of a stopwatch. Although the improvement observed did not reach significance, it is suggested that background music may be useful for the 10% of healthcare workers who perform very short scrubs.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Viszeralchirurgie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Viszeralchirurgie

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Marschall, Jonas; Candinas, Daniel and Banz Wüthrich, Vanessa

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0195-6701

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

09 Aug 2017 16:40

Last Modified:

15 Jan 2018 21:24

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jhin.2017.01.005

PubMed ID:

28202191

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Infection prevention; Music; Pre-operative hand hygiene; Surgical hand disinfection; Surgical site infections

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.96099

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/96099

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