What is hand hygiene compliance?
Poor hand hygiene is the most common way a child can get an infection. To combat this, Children’s created Foam UP, our award-winning campaign to increase hand washing across our system. As part of the program, we installed 4,000 dispensers of soap and alcohol hand sanitizer, and now ask patients and families to help us remind doctors and staff to wash their hands by saying, “Foam UP!” This is true for patients and parents, too—keeping their own hands clean is one of the most important things they can do to prevent infection.
What does this data mean?
Hand hygiene compliance at Children's is 50 percent over the national average.
Source: Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1999. This is the most current available benchmark data.
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