Safety

Lending a hand on hand hygiene

OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 14, 2009

The Joint Commission is offering Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges, a free publication to assist healthcare facilities in targeting efforts to measure hand hygiene performance.

Of interest to the ambulatory setting is a section on using patients as observers instead of merely relying on them to remind healthcare workers to perform hand hygiene, which is commonly encouraged in many settings.

For more hand hygiene resources, go to the infection control section of the OSHA Healthcare Advisor Tools page, which features the Hand Hygiene Data Collection Worksheet.

 

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