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Table 5 Hygiene opportunities (n) and adherence (%) during different observations, categorized by “My five moments for hand hygiene”

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

Opportunities for hand hygiene Full length operations Induction phase Preoperative center Sum
  n % n % n %  
1 Before patient contact    371 2.2    371
2 Before aseptic task 482 3.5 445 2.2 82 7.3 1,009
3 After body fluid exposure 308 15.9 287 5.2 48 14.6 643
4&5 After contact with patient or the patient surroundings 9 - 359 3.6 2 - 370
  Total 799 8.4 1,462 3.1 132 9.8 2,393