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The Hawthorne effect, or behaviour change due to awareness of being observed, is believed to inflate directly observed hand hygiene compliance rates. Speaker Jocelyn Srigley will review the evidence for the Hawthorne effect in hand hygiene compliance monitoring and present new evidence from her research with an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system. Given that hospital hand hygiene compliance rates are publicly reportable in Ontario, the implications of these findings will be discussed.
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Presenter: Jocelyn Srigley
Jocelyn Srigley has been interested in infections ever since seeing the movie Outbreak. She trained in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Medical Microbiology at McMaster University, followed by a clinical fellowship in Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) at University Health Network and a master of science in health services research at University of Toronto. She is currently the associate medical director of IPAC at Hamilton Health Sciences and an assistant professor at McMaster University. She also works part-time as an IPAC physician at Public Health Ontario.
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