• Objective: To describe a sustained hand hygiene initiative in the hospital setting and its impact on rates of hand hygiene compliance and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) transmission. • Methods: An institution-wide hand hygiene program was developed that included monitoring, recording observations, and providing personnel with regular feedback. • Results: Hand hygiene compliance improved and was sustained at over 90% during a 3-year time frame with a concomitant reduction in health care-associated MRSA. • Conclusion: Hand hygiene compliance over time is achievable in the hospital setting across all disciplines and prevents the spread of nosocomial pathogens.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy