Hand Hygiene Goals

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 in Infection Prevention | Comments Off on Hand Hygiene Goals

At ABSMC, a new Hand Hygiene Initiative has started with the goal to revitalize and create awareness of the important need for appropriate cleansing of hands before and after patient contact.

Hands need to be cleaned:

  • going in
  • coming out
  • with patient/equipment contact

This initiative will utilize volunteers for observations with a new tool that will identify where each group of health care personnel (nurse, tech, EVS, R.T., M.D., etc.) is doing hand hygiene appropriately or where there are opportunities for improvement.

We want to take this opportunity to partner with the physicians as part of the team advocating hand hygiene and infection prevention.