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Table 2 Hand hygiene opportunities pre-, and post-intervention

From: An educational intervention to improve hand hygiene compliance in Vietnam

Hand hygiene opportunities Pre-intervention, n (%) Post intervention, n (%)
Total opportunities 1531 1620
Times for observation (minutes) 1491 1895
Health profession opportunities
 Doctor 182 (11.9) 142 (8.8)
 Nurse/Midwives 1146 (74.8) 1183 (73)
 Technicians 199 (13) 295 (18.2)
Clinical setting
 Delivery suite 507 (33.1) 511 (31.5)
 Surgical ward 514 (33.6) 564 (34.8)
 Neonatal ICU 510 (33.3) 545 (33.6)
Indications
 Before patient contact 327 (21.4) 258 (15.9)
 Before aseptic task 482 (31.5) 642 (39.6)
 After body fluid exposure risk 357 (27.9) 471 (33.4)
 After patient contact 350 (22.9) 298 (18.4)
 After contact with patient surroundings 156 (10.2) 143 (8.8)
  1. The WHO guidelines do not distinguish between nurses and midwives and we followed this methodology