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Hand hygiene compliance project

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Cristina W

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HAND HYGIENE : IMPROVING COMPLIANCE
IN THE HEALTH CARE SETTING


Most basic and simple way to prevent spread of nosocomial infections
Existing interventions
alcohol based rubs
in services
guidelines
audits
educational programs
patient empowerment campaigns
posters
brochures
```Speak up!``
``Clean your hands``
``Five things you can do to prevent
infections``
Low compliance rates still seen
among health care workers
Hand washing
Montreal Neurological Hospital - Neurosurgery unit (2011)
Consequences
8000 to 12000 Canadians patients will die
from hospital acquired infections (Canadian Patient Safety Institute, 2012)
Goal
To increase hand hygiene compliance of healthcare workers by empowering and educating patients and families.


Healthcare workers only wash their hands on 25 to 60 % of occasions (Gould & Drey, 2013)
How do we achieve this?
How do we achieve this?

Create a pamphlet
User friendly
Bilingual
Educational
Hand washing tips
Myths & Facts
Section "How to ask your health care provider"
Create a logo
Simple
Visually appealing
Transcends language
Ask a graphic designer!
Implement the logo
Pamphlet
Bracelet
Pin
Get feedback!
HOW?
By encouraging patients to
ASK!
Doctors
Phlebotomists
Transporters
Patient assistants
Should patients and families be involved in
hand hygiene programs ?
Would you feel comfortable if asked ?
Is the pamphlet a good way
to empower pts in participating
in their own care?
Should the pamphlet be distributed upon admission ?
Should patients and families be involved in HH programs ?
Would you feel comfortable asking ?
Should the pamphlet be distributed upon admission ?
Conclusion
Limits:
time
budget
logo
lack of implementation of bracelet and pin
Advantages:
easily modified, improved and adapted to various units
Need to evaluate effectiveness
Need to have feedback post-implementation
Future goal:
To have entire hospital staff involvement to improve hand hygiene
References

Canadian Patient Safety Institute. (2012). About Canada' s Hand Hygiene Challenge: STOP! Clean Your Hands. Retrieved from http://www.handhygiene.ca/English/About/Pages/default.aspx

Gould, D. & Drey, N. (2013). Types of interventions used to improve hand hygiene compliance and prevent healthcare associated infection. Journal of Infection Prevention, 14(3), 88-93.
By Cristina Weinrauch, Melody Marton-Nikolits, Janine Lloyd
Is the pamphlet a good way to empower
patients in participating in their own care ?
Susan Rachel

Yasmin Khan

Martha Stewart

Helen Fong

MNI neurosurgery staff

Marie-Chantale Milette



Thank You!
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