Hand Hygiene Highlights 2013: 10 Best Articles

The following are the most popular articles regarding hand hygiene on Becker's Hospital Review for the 2013 calendar year.

Evidence Based Approaches to Hand Hygiene: Best Practices for Collaboration. PDI's senior director of clinical affairs, J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, discusses best practices and resources for hand hygiene compliance success.

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10 Patient Safety Tools on Hand Hygiene: Global Handwashing Day. A compilation of 10 tools on hand hygiene from the Becker Healthcare's Patient Safety Tools & Resources Database, created for Global Handwashing Day, Oct. 15, 2013.

Why Does Low Hand Hygiene Compliance Still Plague Healthcare? 4 Reasons. Allison Aiello, PhD, MS, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor and a member of the Tork Green Hygiene Council; and Mark Graban, chief improvement officer of KaiNexus, provide insight into why hand hygiene rates among healthcare workers remain low despite roughly 190 years of knowledge of its effectiveness in stopping the spread of infections.

4 Essentials of Hand Hygiene Education Programs. Renee Watson, RNC, BSN, CPHQ, CIC, manager of infection prevention and epidemiology at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta discusses what healthcare leaders need to know to maintain hand hygiene awareness and compliance.

5 Ways to Engage Hospital Staff in Hand Hygiene. Renee Watson, RNC, BSN, CPHQ, CIC, manager of infection prevention and epidemiology at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, shares five ways she engages front-line workers in hand hygiene.

Hand Hygiene Should Be Patient Safety Priority: Q&A With Premier Safety Institute's Gina Pugliese. Gina Pugliese, RN, MS, vice president of the Premier Safety Institute, explains why hand hygiene should be a patient safety priority and how healthcare organizations can succeed in improving hand hygiene compliance.

Hand Hygiene Compliance Reduces MRSA, Saves Money. Increased hand hygiene compliance may reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus acquisition up to 50 percent, a study showed.

10 Hand Hygiene Posters to Hang in Your Facility. Here are 10 downloadable hand hygiene posters that can be printed out and posted in your facility, compiled from Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review.

Granular Data Drives Targeted Hand Hygiene Compliance Improvement. In a pilot study of an automated hand hygiene tracking system in Summerville (S.C.) Hospital, the hospital saw an overall increase in hand hygiene compliance of 25 percent.

20 Ohio Hospitals; Hand Hygiene Compliance Rate Nearly Tripled. Twenty central Ohio hospitals nearly tripled their hand hygiene compliance rate over two years through a quality improvement initiative, according to a report by the Ohio Hospital Association's Central Ohio Hospital Quality Collaborative.

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