10 Most Popular Hand Hygiene Patient Safety Tools

Here are the 10 of the most popular hand hygiene patient safety tools from the past 12 months on Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review, beginning with the most accessed.

1. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs developed 10 posters to raise hand hygiene awareness among clinical staff.

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2. Becker's Hospital Review compiled 10 hand hygiene posters to hang in your facility.

3. Johns Hopkins University Medicine in Baltimore offers a checklist, "Leader Guide: How to Improve Your HH Compliance Unit/Service Leader Checklist," to help hospital units improve their overall hand hygiene compliance.

4. Winston Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health offers a toolkit filled with resources for patients and care providers to encourage proper hand hygiene, including computer wallpapers, posters and informational videos.

5. The Medicare Quality Improvement Program for New York state, IPRO, features three videos that emphasize the importance of hand hygiene.

6. The ASC Quality Collaboration's "Hand Hygiene: What CMS Surveyors Are Looking For" tool serves as a pre-survey self-assessment tool for facilities to use so they are prepared when they undergo their actual CMS survey.

7. As part of The World Health Organization's "My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene," the organization created a poster outlining these five opportunities to follow hand hygiene protocol.

8. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC Foundation and Kimberly Clark collaborated on a brochure for patients discussing the importance of hand hygiene and how to properly wash up.

9. The Hand Hygiene Resource Centers created two PowerPoint presentations, one geared toward healthcare personnel and the other geared toward clinical healthcare professionals. Both address hand hygiene compliance challenges and how to overcome them.

10. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers an observation tool for healthcare facilities to track proper hand hygiene and glove use intensive care units.

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