Clean In, Clean Out Golden Hand Accolades for February

Overall compliance results for February were 95.7% for inpatients and 97.2% for outpatient/procedural areas. See which areas performed best this month!

View overall compliance results (Intranet link).

In February, inpatient areas achieved 95.7% compliance overall. 87.5% of the inpatient units and 100% of the job classes met the goal of at least 90% compliance.

Outpatient/procedural areas achieved 97.2% compliance overall with 70% of the outpatient/procedural areas and 90% of the job classes meeting the goal of at least 90% compliance. (BEST compliance and consistency in areas yet!)

ORs achieved 85% compliance overall.

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

  • 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!

In February, feedback was provided for 56.1% of all inpatient observations, 44% of all outpatient/procedural observations, and 45.4% of all OR observations.  Tips/scripting for providing feedback is here.

Thanks to new physician/APP providers who submitted this month: Ravindra Prasad (MD/Anesthesia), Thurston Bauer (Surgery/CT), Mark Dexter (Peds/Critical Care), and Willis Weyers (MD/Anes, Critical Care Medicine)!  And continued appreciation to our providers who are steadfast in their participation:  Megan Andrews (Transplant-VAD/Heart Program), Tom Ivester (OB/GYN), Adam Schwartz (Medicine). 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 February are awarded to:

Clean Hand Hygiene

  • Urology and Cystology areas for superb action planning and follow through with wonderful and sustained improvements already!
  • First-time Physician/APP participants: Ravindra Prasad (MD/Anesthesia), Thurston Bauer (Surgery/CT), Mark Dexter (Peds/Critical Care), and Willis Weyers (MD/Anes, Critical Care Medicine)! And continued appreciation to our providers who are steadfast in their participation:  Megan Andrews (Transplant-VAD/Heart Program), Tom Ivester (OB/GYN), Adam Schwartz (Medicine).  Thank you for leading the way!
  • Feedback Honor Roll:  5CH/CICC (76.2%),  6NSH (84.6%), ISCU (80.2%),  Cystology (90.2%), Gyn/Onc at Rex (76.5%), Kidney and Hypertension Clinic ACC (97.1%), Pre-Care (75.6%), Transplant Clinic (92.9%), Wakebrook-ADU (88.7%), Wakebrook-CAS (98.5%), Wakebrook-FBC (96.2%), Inpatient Nutrition and Food Services (83.5%), Inpatient Physicians/APP (88.4%) and Outpatient Physicians/APP (79%) for providing feedback on >75% of all observations! Great work!