Digital Hand Hygiene Auditing
To continue to protect healthcare personnel and patients, we must keep vigilant in our pursuit to reduce the transmission of pathogens. Study after study shows that Hand Hygiene provides the biggest defense against spreading infectious agents so we must continue to focus on hand hygiene behaviors.
"Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics and are becoming difficult, if not impossible, to treat. On average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should. On any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection." CDC
Infection Prevention leaders need tools at their disposal to keep, even healthcare personnel, aware of their handwashing habits. From poster to evidence-based studies, healthcare leaders must leverage these resources to promote hand hygiene.
- Ensure compliance with HH infrastructure requirements
- Ensure HH coaching feedback is happening
- Ensure HH feedback requirements are being met