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Evaluation of Body-worn Multimodal Hand Hygiene System. Impact on Health-Care Associated Infections (Sprixx-ICU)

This study has been completed.
Harbor Medical Inc.
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2010
Last updated: June 22, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
Evaluate the efficacy of a multimodal hand hygiene system in the intensive care unit environment and evaluate any impact on health care associated infections.

Condition Intervention
Nosocomial Infection
Device: Body worn alcohol gel dispenser
Drug: 62% ethanol based hand cleanser
Behavioral: Educational component with regard to teaching CDC guidelines
Behavioral: Provider and group feedback

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Real Time Deployment of Multimodal Personal Dispenser Hand Hygiene System in a Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit.

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Further study details as provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in healthcare associated infections (CRBSI and VAP) [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to infections Hospital mortality Length of stay [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Enrollment: 2954
Study Start Date: December 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Sprixx Device Group
Treatment group utilizing multimodal hand hygiene device
Device: Body worn alcohol gel dispenser
Records hand hygiene events of provider and tabulates on the group level.
Drug: 62% ethanol based hand cleanser
CDC based guidelines with regard to utilization in the health care environment "the nest"
Behavioral: Educational component with regard to teaching CDC guidelines
12 minute education prior to deploying device for all providers.
Behavioral: Provider and group feedback
Provide feedback with regard to expected hand hygiene goals to providers and reported anonymous group results based on recorded information.
Standard Hand Hygiene Group
Utilizing wall mounted dispensers and CDC based guidelines.

Detailed Description:
Deploy and utilize a novel body worn hand hygiene system that incorporates provider and group specific feedback allowing hand hygiene to occur directly within the patient environment. We hypothesize that by improving provider hand hygiene we will reduce health-care associated infection rates.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Intensive Care Unit Patients Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All ICU patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is not in an ICU at our Institution
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01050608

United States, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-HItchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Harbor Medical Inc.
Principal Investigator: Matthew D. Koff, M.D. M.S. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Randy L Loftus, M.D. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  More Information

Anesthesiology 2008; 109 A54 ASA Abstracts

Responsible Party: Matthew D. Koff M.D. M.S., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Identifier: NCT01050608     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20655-ICU extension
Study First Received: January 14, 2010
Last Updated: June 22, 2011

Keywords provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:
Alcohol Rub
Hand Hygiene
Provider Feedback
Health Care Associated Infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Cross Infection
Iatrogenic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 28, 2017