Clean In, Clean Out Golden Hand Accolades for March 2016

Overall compliance results for March were 96.6 percent for inpatients and 96.7 percent for outpatient/procedural areas. See which areas performed best this month!

View overall compliance results (Intranet link).

In March, inpatient areas achieved 96.6% (highest this year!) compliance overall with 85% of the inpatient units and 90% of the job classes meeting the goal of at least 90% compliance.

Outpatient/procedural areas achieved 96.7% compliance overall with 68% of the outpatient/procedural areas and 100% of the job classes meeting the goal of at least 90% compliance.

ORs achieved 88.2% compliance overall.

Feedback was provided for 51.8% of all inpatient observations, 42.1% of all outpatient/procedural observations, and 49.9%  of all OR observations. Tips/scripting for providing feedback is here.

Thanks to those areas who completed targeted action planning in January and February.  

  • If your unit or job class is having difficulty achieving 90% compliance, this action planning tool (example paper tool inpatientoutpatient/proceduralelectronic submission) is available for you to use and hand hygiene advisory members will be available to assist you in developing strategies for improvement (please request assistance by emailing hand@unch.unc.edu).
  • Units and job classes with consistently high compliance (you know who you are!) – won’t you share your secrets and success stories with us (send to hand@unch.unc.edu)? You can be a local celebrity – featured in our very own News for Employees!

Thanks to new physician/APP providers who submitted this month: Brian Brimmage (OB/GYN), Daniel Lercher (Peds/Crit Care), Melissa Hines (Peds/Crit Care)! And continued appreciation to our providers who are steadfast in their participation:  Megan Andrews (Transplant-VAD/Heart Program), Tom Ivester (OB/GYN), Jenny Boyd (Peds/Crit Care), Meg Kihlstrom (Med/Peds).Can you each teach one (or more) of your colleagues how to submit observations using the survey tool on the Intranet home page?

Golden Hand Accolades for March are awarded to:

Clean Hand Hygiene

  • Action Planning Awards: 5NSH, Phlebotomy, EVS, ACC Radiology, Urology and Cystology areas for superb action planning and wonderful improvements!
  • First time Physician/APP participants: Brian Brimmage (OB/GYN), Daniel Lercher (Peds/Crit Care), Melissa Hines (Peds/Crit Care)!  And continued appreciation to our providers who are steadfast in their participation:  Megan Andrews (Transplant-VAD/Heart Program), Tom Ivester (OB/GYN), Jenny Boyd (Peds/Crit Care), and Meg Kihlstrom (Med/Peds).  Thank you for leading the way!
  • Feedback Honor Roll:   6NSH (82.8%), ISCU (76.9%), NFS/Dietary (94.4%), Physician/APP (76.4%), CSSU (77.8%), Cystology (100%), HBH PACU (80.7%), Kidney and Hypertension Clinic ACC (100%), Main OR Pre/Post Op (80.2%), Transplant Clinic (84.8%), Wakebrook-ADU (98.6%), Wakebrook-CAS (100%), Wakebrook-FBC (98.4%). Great work!

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