(New!) VIRTUE – A virtual reality trainer for hand hygiene

Lauren Clack, Christian Hirt, Marcel Wenger, Dirk Salechus, Andreas Kunz, Hugo Sax. IISA Conference Proceedings, IEEE Explore (2019)

(New!) Effectiveness of an edutainment video teaching standard precautions – a randomized controlled evaluation study. 

Aline Wolfensberger, Alexia Anagnostopoulos, Lauren Clack, Marie-Theres Meier, Stefan Kuster, Hugo Sax. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (2019)

(New!) Implementation of a surgical unit-based safety programme in African hospitals: a multicentre qualitative study

Lauren Clack, Ursina Willi, Sean Berenholtz, Alexander Aiken, Benedetta Allegranzi, Hugo Sax. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (2019)

(New!) Understanding patient preference for physician attire in ambulatory clinics: a cross-sectional observational study

Marc Zollinger, Nathan Houchens, Vineet Chopra, Lauren Clack, Peter Schreiber, Latoya Kuhn, Ashley Snyder, Sanjay Saint, Christopher Petrilli, Hugo Sax. BMJ Open (2019)

Do wearable alcohol-based handrub dispensers increase hand hygiene compliance? – a mixed-methods study

Jonas Keller, Aline Wolfensberger, Lauren Clack, Stefan Kuster, Mesida Dunic, Doris Eis, Yvonne Flammer, Dagmar Keller, Hugo Sax. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (2018)

The preventable proportion of healthcare-associated infections 2005-2016: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Peter Schreiber, Hugo Sax, Aline Wolfensberger, Lauren Clack, Stefan Kuster, Swissnoso. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol (2018)

Preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia – a mixed-method study to find behavioural leverage for better protocol adherence

Aline Wolfensberger, Marie-Theres Meier, Lauren Clack, Peter Schreiber, Hugo Sax. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol (2018)

Implementing infection prevention practices across European hospitals: an in-depth qualitative assessment

Lauren Clack, Walter Zingg, Sanjay Saint, Alejandra Casillas, Sylvie Touveneau, Fabricio da Liberdade Jantarada, Ursina Willi, Tjallie van der Kooi, Laura J Damschroder, Jane H Forman, Molly Harrod, Sarah Krein, Didier Pittet, Hugo Sax. BMJ Quality and Safety (2018)

⇒ See also, Editorial by Julia E Szymczak, Beyond barriers and facilitators: the central role of practical knowledge and informal networks in implementing infection prevention interventions

Transfer of pathogens to and from patients, healthcare providers, and medical devices during care activity—a systematic review and meta-analysis

Aline Wolfensberger, Lauren Clack, Stefan P. Kuster, Simone Passerini, Lona Mody, Vineet Chopra, Jason Mann, Hugo Sax. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol (2018)

Frequency and Nature of Infectious Risk Moments During Acute Care Based on the INFORM Structured Classification Taxonomy

Lauren Clack, Simone Passerini, Aline Wolfensberger, Hugo Sax, Tanja Manser. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol (

Likelihood of Infectious Outcomes Following Infectious Risk Moments During Patient Care—An International Expert Consensus Study and Quantitative Risk Index

Lauren Clack, Simone Passerini, Tanja Manser, Hugo Sax. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol (

“First-person view” of pathogen transmission and hand hygiene – use of a new head-mounted video capture and coding tool

Lauren Clack*, Manuela Scotoni*, Aline Wolfensberger, Hugo Sax. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (2017)

Chapter 27: Human factors design

Lauren Clack, Hugo Sax. In “Hand hygiene: a handbook for medical professionals” Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ (2017)

Human Factors Engineering and Inpatient Care—New Ways to Solve Old Problems: Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes

Lauren Clack, Hugo Sax. Annals of Internal Medicine (2017)

Mental models: a basic concept for human factors design in infection prevention

Hugo Sax, Lauren Clack. Journal of Hospital Infection (2015)

Hospital organisation, management, and structure for prevention of health-care-associated infection: a systematic review and expert consensus

Walter Zingg, Alison Holmes, Markus Dettenkofer, Tim Goetting, Federica Secci, Lauren Clack, Benedetta Allegranzi, Anna-Pelagia Magiorakos, Didier Pittet. The Lancet Infectious Diseases (2015)

Infectious risk moments: a novel, human factors–informed approach to infection prevention

Lauren Clack, Jan Schmutz, Tanja Manser, Hugo Sax. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (2014)

Low-hanging fruit for human factors design in infection prevention—still too high to reach?

Lauren Clack, Stefan P Kuster, Heidi Giger, Francesca Giuliani, Hugo Sax. American Journal of Infection Control (2014)

Implementation of infection control best practice in intensive care units throughout Europe: a mixed-method evaluation study

Hugo Sax, Lauren Clack, Sylvie Touveneau, Fabricio da Liberdade Jantarada, Didier Pittet, Walter Zingg. Implementation Science (2013)

‘My five moments for hand hygiene’: a user-centred design approach to understand, train, monitor and report hand hygiene

Hugo Sax, Benedetta Allegranzi, Ilker Uckay, E Larson, J Boyce, Didier Pittet. Journal of Hospital Infection (2007)

Evidence-based model for hand transmission during patient care and the role of improved practices

Didier Pittet, Benedetta Allegranzi, Hugo Sax, Sasi Dharan, Carmem Lúcia Pessoa-Silva, Liam Donaldson, John M Boyce. The Lancet Infectious Diseases (2006)

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