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Table 2 2,393 hand hygiene opportunities per type of surgery and type of anesthesia and the adherence to hand hygiene guidelines (%)

From: Hand hygiene and aseptic techniques during routine anesthetic care - observations in the operating room

Type of surgery Observed hand hygiene opportunities Adherence to HH guidelines (n)%
General surgery 1,256 (59) 4.7
Orthopedic surgery 507 (36) 7.1
Pediatric 112 (3) 2.7
Urology 221 (7) 3.2
Gynecology 165 (8) 4.8
Preoperative center 132 (13) 9.8
Type of Anesthesia Observed hand hygiene opportunities (n)%
General anesthesia 1,862 (89) 4.8
Regional anesthesia 360 (21) 6.1
Sedation 39 (1) 2.6
Missing* 132  
  1. *HH opportunities observed in the preoperative center.