Shengyuan Yang
Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance

SchoolShaker Heights High School


ProgramScience


MentorMichelle Schill, RN, BSN, CPHQ


DepartmentQuality Management at Euclid Hospital


Research
Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance
Hypothesis
Proper hand hygiene is one of the most underappreciated areas in healthcare procedures. Employees' hand hygiene compliance can be improved by giving an in-service presentation that reviews the implications for hand hygiene, the percent of hand hygiene compliance in each patient area and a hand-washing demonstration using Glogerm.
Methodology
Active surveillance of 11 areas of the hospital with patient beds was conducted to monitor whether employees sanitized their hands properly. An in-service was done after the first set of surveillances, then data were collected again during active surveillances.
Outcomes
Hand hygiene in-service can improve hand hygiene compliance. Active surveillance of the hand hygiene compliance level is a good way to determine employee compliance.

Interpretations

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