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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 15, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2011
Harbor Medical Inc.
Information provided by:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
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

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.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2954 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Real Time Deployment of Multimodal Personal Dispenser Hand Hygiene System in a Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit.
Study Start Date : December 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2011

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
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.

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

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
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 (NCT number): 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

Publications of Results:
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
First Posted: January 15, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2011
Last Verified: June 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