Sustained High Level of Healthcare Worker Adherence with Hand Hygiene Practice Recommendations Using the Patient-as-Observer Approach in the Ambulatory Setting

Rachael A. Lee, Gary R. Cutter, Janet L. Pate, Emily Boohaker, Bernard C. Camins

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Abstract

We report on a quality improvement initiative for hand hygiene adherence using the patient-as-observer method in the ambulatory setting. There were 604,661 observations recorded with improvement of adherence from 88% to 95% or greater; alcohol-based hand sanitizer purchasing correlated with this increase. This sustainable method effectively ensures hand hygiene adherence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1496-1498
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

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