Top hand hygiene performers awarded for October

7RCS (adult bone marrow transplant) earned the best performing unit for October.

The best performing job role for hand hygiene for the month of October was medical techs in the Emergency Department, with a 100 percent adherence rate. Medical assistants in the ED increased their hand hygiene adherence rate by 67 percent, earning the most improved performance for the month of October.

7RCS (adult bone marrow transplant) earned the best performing unit for October, and Level 9 of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital was the most improved unit, with a 14 percent increase.

Congratulations to the units that achieved 100 percent hand hygiene adherence for the week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 4:

  • 6JPP (mother/baby)
  • 7JCP (dialysis)
  • UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Level 11 (pediatric cancer center)

Kudos to the job roles that achieved 100 percent hand hygiene during that week:

  • Chaplain
  • Child life
  • Medical assistant
  • Med tech
  • Nursing unit clerk
  • Respiratory therapy

The following units achieved 90 percent or greater hand hygiene:

  • 7JCP (respiratory specialty and comprehensive care)
  • 3JPP (gynecology, oral surgery, and otolaryngology)
  • UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Level 9 (pediatric medical surgical)
  • 2BT (neurology)
  • 3RCW (short stay)
  • SICU (surgical intensive care)
  • 3BT (med/psych)
  • CVICU (cardiovascular intensive care)
  • 6JCP (neurosurgery)
  • 7RCS (adult bone marrow transplant)

The following job roles earned 90 percent or greater hand hygiene adherence:

  • Medical student
  • PT/OT
  • Housekeeping
  • Physician
  • Social work

Want more information on hand hygiene? Visit the Tableau interactive Hand Hygiene Dashboard to get updated data by unit and job role.

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