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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161797
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of Hand Washing Monitor to Improve Staff Compliance
Author(s):
Sions, Jacqueline A.; Beach, Myra Jo; Bowers, James; Cendana, Cinthia R.
Author Details:
Jacqueline (Jackie) A. Sions, MSN, RN, CNA, CNOR, West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, email: sionsj@wvuh.com; Myra Jo Beach, BSN, MBA, RN; James Bowers, BSN, RN, CNOR; Cinthia R. Cendana, BSN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In 2009, the hospital had 'secret shoppers' monitoring hand-washing with compliance ratings ranging from 49.51% to 84.32%. The perioperative services division was only monitored in the preoperative and postoperative areas. Hand-washing was selected as a high priority patient safety monitor for performance improvement for each employee of the hospital. Since the house-wide compliance was lower than the target, the performance improvement initiative was continued in 2010. In 2010, the perioperative services division leadership decided to be a role model for the rest of the hospital to improve compliance. The perioperative services division implemented a hand-washing monitor that each employee would observe at least two other health care providers monthly washing their hands. This electronic correct or incorrect hand-washing monitor would increase the hospital monitoring by a significant amount. The compliance for the perioperative area was 92% the first month with over 400 observations completed. The improved trend of correct hand-washing has continued with increased staff participation. Staff education about the use of the hand-washing monitoring tool has enhanced the awareness of the need for hand-washing throughout the perioperative patient experience. A result of improved hand-washing is the reduction of the surgical infection rate in this Level I trauma operating room.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of Hand Washing Monitor to Improve Staff Complianceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSions, Jacqueline A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBeach, Myra Joen_US
dc.contributor.authorBowers, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorCendana, Cinthia R.en_US
dc.author.detailsJacqueline (Jackie) A. Sions, MSN, RN, CNA, CNOR, West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, email: sionsj@wvuh.com; Myra Jo Beach, BSN, MBA, RN; James Bowers, BSN, RN, CNOR; Cinthia R. Cendana, BSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161797-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: In 2009, the hospital had 'secret shoppers' monitoring hand-washing with compliance ratings ranging from 49.51% to 84.32%. The perioperative services division was only monitored in the preoperative and postoperative areas. Hand-washing was selected as a high priority patient safety monitor for performance improvement for each employee of the hospital. Since the house-wide compliance was lower than the target, the performance improvement initiative was continued in 2010. In 2010, the perioperative services division leadership decided to be a role model for the rest of the hospital to improve compliance. The perioperative services division implemented a hand-washing monitor that each employee would observe at least two other health care providers monthly washing their hands. This electronic correct or incorrect hand-washing monitor would increase the hospital monitoring by a significant amount. The compliance for the perioperative area was 92% the first month with over 400 observations completed. The improved trend of correct hand-washing has continued with increased staff participation. Staff education about the use of the hand-washing monitoring tool has enhanced the awareness of the need for hand-washing throughout the perioperative patient experience. A result of improved hand-washing is the reduction of the surgical infection rate in this Level I trauma operating room.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:40:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:40:45Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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