Just Wash Your Hands!

Angie Szumlinski Compliance, Studies

In a recent study published in JAMA Network, hand hygiene compliance remains low, averaging 50% across hospitals nationwide. Some institutions have implemented automated monitoring versus direct observation which tends to capture few events and may lead to inaccurate measurements. The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) implemented an automated hand hygiene monitoring system in 2015. An infrared sensor anonymously records …

Hand Hygiene – Again

Angie Szumlinski Compliance, Health

Health care-associated infections (HAI) and the spread of antimicrobial resistance are major public health concerns that are largely avoidable in health care by effective implementation of infection prevention and control best practices. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that performing hand hygiene (HH) correctly (“How to Handrub”) at the correct time (“5 Moments”) is the most effective measure to prevent …