Clean In, Clean Out: Golden Hand Accolades for December 2016

Overall compliance results for December were 96.2% for inpatients and 97.3% for outpatient/procedural areas. See which areas performed best this month!

In December 2016, inpatient areas achieved 96.2% compliance overall with 94.4% of the inpatient units and 81.8% of the job classes meeting the goal of at least 90% complianceOutpatient/procedural areas achieved 97.3% compliance overall with 100% of the outpatient/procedural areas and 90% of the job classes meeting the goal of at least 90% complianceORs achieved 96.6 compliance overall. View overall compliance results (Intranet link).

Feedback was provided for 51.3% of all inpatient observations, 34.8% of all outpatient/procedural observations, and 67.2% of all OR observations. Tips/scripting for providing feedback is here.

If your unit or job class is having difficulty achieving 90% compliance, this action planning tool (example paper tool inpatient, outpatient/procedural, electronic 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

Thank you for your partnership and continued dedication to infection prevention.

Golden Hand Accolades for December are awarded to:

Clean Hand Hygiene

  • Physician/APP participants: appreciation to our providers who newly participated this month including Jennifer Daniels (Pediatrics) and to our repeat participants who are steadfast in their participation including Megan Andrews (Transplant-VAD/Heart Program).Thank you for leading the way!

  • Feedback Honor Roll: 3NSH (88.5%), 5CHIC (75%), TICU(85.7%), Nutrition and Food Services Inpatient (85%), Nursing Staff Inpatient (76.7%), Respiratory Therapists Inpatient (90.5%), Children’s Primary Care Clinic (100%!), CSSU (85.7%), HBH ED (100%!), Pre-Care (90%), Transplant Clinic (84.3%). Wakebrook-ADU (97.5%), Wakebrook-CAS (98%) and Admin/HUC Staff Outpatient (79.5%). 
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