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Table 4 The number (n) of opportunities for hand hygiene stratified by profession and overall adherence (%) to hand hygiene guidelines

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

Profession Nursing assistant Nurse anesthetist Anesthesiologist Surgeon/instrument nurse* Student Total
n (%) 105 (6.3) 1,290 (77.4) 191 (11.5) 23(1.4) 57 (3.4) 1,666
Overall adherence (8.6) (5.5) (7.9) (4.3) (15.8) (6.3)
Missing       7271
  1. 1 = Data on professional category is missing for moment 1,3 and 4, e.g. before and after patient contact and surrounding.
  2. *Non-scrubbed surgeons and instrument nurses.