Proper hand hygiene is considered the single most important method for preventing cross-contamination and reducing healthcare-associated infections. Research shows that hand hygiene dispensers have a significant impact on compliance rates*, and the key to success is making sure they are correctly placed. In fact, studies show that optimizing dispenser placement can increase usage by more than 50%.**
To help you boost hand hygiene compliance in your healthcare facility, we have created evidence-based guides for optimal dispenser placement. Built around four common types of areas commonly found in healthcare facilities, the visualizations suggest dispenser placements that support hand hygiene compliance with the important WHO 5 Moments in mind. The information in the placement guide is based on both Essity-sponsored research and independent findings from academic research.