With ISO accreditation, procedures are perfectly as described 100% of the time. There are records to prove it. The records are audited and inspected. Even when things don’t go to plan there are more records of the anomalies.
Here is a study of real-world compliance in handwashing – without ISO accreditation.
I would like to talk to you about an interesting study evaluating hand hygiene. It is a study by Armellino and colleagues at a hospital in New York, where they observed hand hygiene. The compliance rate was approximately 60% at this hospital. They implemented an intervention in their medical intensive care unit where they installed cameras that viewed the sinks and the dispensers for hand-hygiene products. Sensors were placed at the doors to identify healthcare workers who were entering or exiting the rooms.
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