Key articles published on the First Global Patient Safety Challenge
(In reverse chronological order)
Global implementation of WHO's multimodal strategy for improvement of hand hygiene: a quasi-experimental study.
Allegranzi B, Gayet-Ageron A, Damani N, Bengaly L, McLaws ML, Moro ML, Memish Z, Urroz O, Richet H, Storr J, Donaldson L, Pittet D. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Early Online Publication, 23 August 2013.
Health-care-associated infection in Africa: a systematic review
Bagheri Nejad S et al. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011
Burden of endemic health-care-associated infection in developing countries: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Allegranzi B, Bagheri Nejad S, Combescure C, Graafmans W, Attar H, Donaldson L, Pittet D. The Lancet, 2011;377:228-41
Successful implementation of the world health organization hand hygiene improvement strategy in a referral hospital in Mali, Africa.
Allegranzi B, Sax H, Bengaly L, Richet H, Minta DK, Chraiti MN, Sokona FM, Gayet-Ageron A, Bonnabry P, Pittet D; World Health Organization "Point G" Project Management Committee. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2010 Feb; 31(2): 133-41.
The WHO guidelines on hand hygiene in health care and their consensus recommendations.
Pittet D, Allegranzi B, Boyce J; on behalf of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety First Global Patient Safety Challenge Core Group of Experts. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2009; 30:611-622.
Religion and culture: potential undercurrents influencing hand hygiene promotion in healthcare.
Allegranzi,B, Memish ZA, Donaldson L, Pittet D, MD. Am J Infect Control 2009;37:28-34.
Preventing infections acquired during health-care delivery.
Pittet D, Allegranzi B. Lancet. 2008;372:1719-20
Commentary: hand hygiene: it's all about when and how.
Pittet D. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29:957-9.
The WHO Clean Care is Safer Care programme: Field-testing to enhance sustainability and spread of hand hygiene improvements.
Pittet D, Allegranzi B, Storr J. Journal of Infection and Public Health 2008; 1: 4-10.
Infection control as a major WHO priority for developing countries.
Pittet D, Allegranzi B, Storr J, Bagheri Nejad S, Dziekan G, Leotsakos A, Donaldson L. J Hosp Infect 2008; 68:285-92.
Prévention des infections liées aux soins : premier défi mondial pour la sécurité des patients de l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé.
Pittet D, Bagheri Nejad S, Chraiti MN, Engineer C, Leotsakos A, Richet H, Sax H, Storr J, Allegranzi B. Hygiènes 2008;16:121-128
A new way to address an old problem: the WHO multimodal hand hygiene improvement strategy.
Storr J, Sax H, Chraiti M-N, Allegranzi B, Pittet D. Building Quality in Health Care 2008;2:10-14
Double-blind, randomized, crossover trial of 3 hand rub formulations: fast-track evaluation of tolerability and acceptability.
Pittet D, Allegranzi B, Sax H, Chraiti M-N, Griffiths W, Richet H. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007;28:1344-51.
"My five moments for hand hygiene" – a user-centred design approach to understand, train, monitor and report hand hygiene.
Sax H, Allegranzi B, Uçkay I, Larson E, Boyce J, Pittet D. J Hosp Infect 2007;67:9-21
Behavioural considerations for hand hygiene practices: the basic building blocks.
Whitby M, Pessoa da Silva CL, McLaws M-L, Allegranzi B, Sax H, Larson E, Seto WH, Donaldson L, Pittet D. J Hosp Infect 2007;65:1-8
Skin reactions related to hand hygiene and selection of hand hygiene products.
Larson E, Girard R, Pessoa-Silva CL, Boyce J, Donaldson L, Pittet D. Am J Infect Control 2006;34:627-35
Evidence-based model for hand transmission during patient care and the role of improved practices.
Pittet D, Allegranzi B, Sax H, Dharan S, Pessoa da Silva C, Donaldson L, Boyce J. Lancet Infect Dis 2006;6:641-52
Muslim health-care workers and alcohol-based handrubs.
Ahmed QA, Memish ZA, Allegranzi B, Pittet D. The Lancet 2006;367:1025-7
Comparative efficacy of hand hygiene agents in the reduction of bacteria and viruses.
Rotter M, Sattar SA, Dharan S, Webber P, Voss A, Pittet D. Am J Infect Control 2005;33:558-60
Clean Care is Safer Care: a worldwide priority.
Pittet D, Donaldson L. Reprinted from The Lancet 2006; 366: 1246-1247, with permission from Elsevier. Single copies of this article can be downloaded and printed only for personal research and study.
Clean hands reduce the burden of disease
Pittet D. Reprinted from The Lancet 2005, 366: 185-187, with permission from Elsevier. Single copies of this article can be downloaded and printed only for personal research and study.