Clean Care is Safer Care

Abstracts accepted as oral or poster presentations

Is Hand Hygiene Behaviour Influenced by Direct Transition Between Patients? A Quantitative Analysis Facilitated by "My Five Moments for Hand Hygiene.

A. Stewardson, S. Longet-Di Pietro, B. Allegranzi, M. Chraiti, D. Pittet, H. Sax. 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Boston, USA, 12-15 September 2010. (Oral presentation)

Trends in Scientific Publications as an Indicator for Hand Hygiene Awareness.

W. Graafmans, C. Kilpatrick, E. Mathai, B. Allegranzi, S. Bagheri Nejad, D. Pittet. 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Boston, USA, 12-15 September 2010. (Poster)

Capturing the Ability of a Healthcare Facility to Successfully Promote Hand Hygiene: a New Self-Assessment Instrument.

A. Stewardson, B. Allegranzi, M.L. Grayson, E. Larson, A. Voss, D. Pittet. 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Boston, USA, 12-15 September 2010. (Oral presentation)

The Burden of Surgical Site Infection (SSI) in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMC).

B. Allegranzi, S. Bagheri Nejad, H. Attar, W. Graafmans, D. Pittet. 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Boston, USA, 12-15 September 2010. (Poster)

Successful Implementation of the WHO Hand Hygiene (HH) Improvement Strategy in 41 Italian Intensive Care Units (ICUs).

B. Allegranzi, M.L. Moro, A. Gayet-Ageron, S. Nascetti , M.-L. Mc Laws, D. Pittet. 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Boston, USA, 12-15 September 2010. (Oral presentation)

Infection control in developing countries: priorities, constraints and feasible interventions.

B. Allegranzi, N. Damani. Infection Prevention and Control African Network; Cape Town, South Africa, 29 August-1 September 2010. (Oral presentation)

Hand hygiene compliance- getting it right.

B. Allegranzi, N. Damani. Infection Prevention and Control African Network; Cape Town, South Africa, 29 August-1 September 2010. (Oral presentation)

Objectives and achievements of the WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge.

B. Allegranzi, S. Bagheri Nejad, M. Chraiti, C. Engineer, W. Graafmans, E. Kelley, C. Kilpatrick, A. Leotsakos, E. Mathai, D. Pittet. Geneva Health Forum 2010; Geneva, Switzerland, 19-21 April 2010. (Oral presentation)

A survey examining promotion of hand hygiene in healthcare through campaigns and programmes coordinated at a national/sub-national level.

E. Mathai, B. Allegranzi, C. Kilpatrick, S. Bagheri Nejad, W. Graafmans, D. Pittet. 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Vienna, Austria, 10 – 13 April 2010. (Poster)

Hand hygiene promotion worldwide: strategies and achievements of the WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge.

B. Allegranzi, C. Kilpatrick, W. Graafmans, S. Bagheri Nejad, M. Chraïti, E. Mathai, H. Richet, D. Pittet. 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Vienna, Austria, 10 – 13 April 2010. (Poster)

The Promotion of Hand Hygiene through Formal National/Sub-National Initiatives.

C. Kilpatrick, B. Allegranzi, S, Bagheri Nejad, W Graafmans, E. Mathai, D. Pittet. 5th Decennial Conferenceon Healthcare-Associated Infections 2010; Atlanta, USA, 18-22 March 2010. (Poster)

Objectives and Achievements of WHO's First Global Patient Safety Challenge.

C. Kilpatrick, B. Allegranzi, S. Bagheri Nejad, M. Chraiti, C. Engineer. Graafmans, E. Kelley, A. Leotsakos, E. Mathai, D. Pittet. 5th Decennial Conferenceon Healthcare-Associated Infections 2010; Atlanta, USA, 18-22 March 2010. (Poster)

A Global Problem with a Global Solution - WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge.

C.Kilpatrick. Hospital Infection Society International Conference, UK, 2010. (Oral presentation)

The promotion of hand hygiene through formal country/area initiatives.

C.Kilpatrick. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, USA, 2010. (Oral presentation)

Achievements of the WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge.

C.Kilpatrick, B.Allegranzi et al. Fifth Decennial International Conference on HAI, USA, 2010. (Poster)

The promotion of hand hygiene through formal country/area initiatives.

C.Kilpatrick, B.Allegranzi et al. Fifth Decennial International Conference on HAI, USA, 2010. (Poster)

5 components + 5 moments + 5 May: Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.

C.Kilpatrick, B.Allegranzi et al. Fifth Decennial International Conference on HAI, USA, 2010. (Poster)

Galvanising action for clean hands to reduce HCAI, the global picture 2009.

C.Kilpatrick. International Federation for Infection Control, Lithuania, 2009. (Oral presentation)

Hospital-acquired infections (HAI): a hidden, significant patient safety problem in developing countries.

B. Allegranzi, S. Bagheri Nejad, W. Graafmans, D. Pittet. 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Boston, USA, 12-15 September 2010. (Poster)

A survey examining promotion of hand hygiene in healthcare through campaigns and programmes coordinated at a national/sub-national level.

E. Mathai, B. Allegranzi, C. Kilpatrick, S. Bagheri Nejad, W. Graafmans, D. Pittet. 20th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Vienna, Austria 10-13 April 2010.

Production of the WHO-recommended alcohol-based handrub formulations in 11 different sites worldwide.

B. Allegranzi, E. Mathai, S. Bagheri Nejad, S. Dharan, W. Griffith, P. Bonnabry, J. Storr, N. Damani, D. Pittet. 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Helsinki, Finland, 16-19 May 2009. (Poster)

Successful implementation of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy and tools: a survey of 230 hospitals worldwide

B. Allegranzi, S. Bagheri Nejad, H. Sax, E. Mathai, H. Richet, D. Pittet. 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Helsinki, Finland, 16-19 May 2009. (Poster)

The Italian Hand Hygiene National Campaign: Country Commitment to the 1st Global Patient Safety Challenge (GPSC).

B. Allegranzi, S. Nascetti, D. Greco, D. Pittet, M. L. Moro; The Italian Collaborating Group Clean Care. 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Washington DC, USA, 25-28 October 2008. (Poster)

The Burden of Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAI) in Developing Countries (DC): a Systematic Review.

B. Allegranzi, S. Bagheri Nejad, H. Sax, D. Pittet. 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Washington DC, USA, 25-28 October 2008. (Poster)

WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge: an unprecedented momentum for the fight against healthcare-associated infections.

Allegranzi B, Bagheri Nejad S, Storr J, Leotsakos A, Engineer C, Dziekan G, Pittet D; WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety. 25th International Conference of The International Society for Quality in Health Care Inc; Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-22 Oct 2008. (Oral presentation)

Assessing hand hygiene perception, compliance and structures in a university hospital in Mali.

B Allegranzi, L Bengaly, DK Minta, AT Traore, H Richet, P. Bonnabry, D. Pittet on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) “Point G” Project Management Committee. Geneva Forum: Towards Global Access to Health 2008; Geneva, Switzerland, 25-28 May 2008. (Poster)

Engaging more than 300 healthcare facilities from Europe to participate in the testing of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy.

Dziekan G, Storr J, Allegranzi B, Leotsakos A, Engineer C, Sax H, Pittet D. 18th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Barcelona, Spain, 19–22 April 2008

The 1st Global Patient Safety Challenge (GPSC) catalyzing hand hygiene (HH) national campaigns worldwide.

B Allegranzi, J Storr, G Dziekan, A Leotsakos, H Sax, D Pittet, on behalf of the WHO Hand Hygiene National Campaigns Task Force. 47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Chicago, USA, 13-20 September 2007. (Oral presentation)

A successful hand hygiene campaign at the Riyadh Medical Complex (Saudi Arabia).

SM Makki, H Balkhy, AM Makki, N Lubbad, B Allegranzi, D Pittet. 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Baltimore, USA,14-17 April 2007. Oral presentation)

WHO first Global Patient Safety Challenge: current achievement.

Allegranzi B, Leotsakos A, Storr J, Dziekan G, Donaldson L, Pittet D. 17th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Munich, Germany, 31 March-3 April 2007. (Poster)

Prevention of surgical site infection using an alcohol-based handrub for surgical hand preparation: a pilot study in Kenya.

B. Allegranzi, PM Nthumba, P Bird, A Muchiri, A Osoti, N Mugambi, D Poenaru, G Dziekan, S Harbarth, D Pittet. Swiss Academy Medical Science Workshop; Bale, Switzerland, 18-19 January 2007. (Oral presentation)

Hand Hygiene: WHO tools for promotion.

Allegranzi B. 2nd International Congress on Infectious and Tropical Diseases, 2nd GCC Conference on Infectious Diseases and Infection Control; Muscat, Oman, 4-7 December 2006. (Oral presentation)

Test comparatif de la tolérance et de l’acceptabilité de différents produits pour la friction hydro-alcoolique et de la méthodologie utilisée pour l’évaluation.

MN. Chraïti, B. Allegranzi, H. Sax, W. Griffith, H. Richet, D.Pittet. Congrès Annuel de la Société Suisse d‘Hygiène Hospitalière; Bienne, Switzerland, 23-24 November 2006. (Poster)

Feasibility and acceptability of World Health Organization alcohol-based formulations to promote hand hygiene worldwide.

Allegranzi B, Sax H, Richet H, Chraiti MN, Voss A, Rotter M, Sattar S, Griffiths W, Dharan S, Donaldson L, Pittet D. 46th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; San Francisco, USA, 27-30 September 2006. (Oral presentation)

Risk factors for skin alterations in an evaluation of different handrub formulations: a double-blind, randomized, cross-over study.

Pittet D, Sax H, Allegranzi B, Chraiti M-N, Richet H. 46th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; San Francisco, USA, 27-30 September 2006. (Oral presentation)

Worldwide implementation strategy of the World Health Organization “Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care”.

Allegranzi B, Philip P, Storr J, Fletcher M, Lazzari S, Donaldson L, Pittet D. 16th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Nice, France, 1-4 April 2006. (Poster)

Considerations on optimal glove use within the World Health Organization “Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care”.

Allegranzi B, Dziekan G, Larson E, Pessoa da Silva C, Philip P, Donaldson L, Pittet D. 16th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases; Nice, France, 1-4 April 2006. (Poster)

Clean Care is Safer Care: a WHO initiative to prevent healthcare-associated infections worldwide.

Pittet D. 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; Chicago, USA, 18-21 March 2006. (Oral presentation)

Global patient safety challenge: the WHO programme for the world.

Pittet D. Asia Pacific Society for Healthcare Quality 1st International Conference “Current trends in healthcare quality”; Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR, China, 5-7 January 2006. (Oral presentation)

A novel nexus: alcohol-based hand rub and the Muslim healthcare worker.

Ahmed QA, Memish ZA, Allegranzi B, Pittet D. 45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Washington DC, USA, 16-19 December 2005. (Oral presentation)

Religious and cultural aspects influencing hand hygiene promotion worldwide.

Allegranzi B, Memish ZA, Philip P, Arpin J, Pittet D. 45th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Washington DC, USA, 16-19 December 2005. (Oral presentation)

Global patient safety challenge: a WHO initiative to improve patient safety worldwide.

Pittet D. 1st Eastern Mediterranean Regional Infection Control Congress and 14th Annual of the Egyptian Society of Infection Control; Cairo, Egypt, 14-17 November 2005. (Oral presentation)

Hand hygiene: global and local actions to improve compliance, engaging patients, measuring compliance.

Pittet D. Joint Commission Resources/APIC International Infection Control Conference; San Francisco, CA, USA, September 8-9, 2005. (Oral presentation)

Key Measures for Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands promotional video

Key documents

WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (revised Aug 2009)

Guide to implementation of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy (revised Aug 2009)

Contact us

For more information about Clean Care is Safer Care, please contact the team at savelives@who.int.