Clean In Clean Out Update: Golden Hand Accolades for October 2017

Participation reports for managers and leaders can be found here. Read below for an overall summary, Golden Hand Accolades and our October feedback contest winners.

Feedback soared during our October contest with 63% of all observations having feedback delivered.   Feedback occurring in different job classes represented over half of all feedback given. 

This measure is an important indicator of the growth of our culture of patient safety as we develop more comfort talking with our colleagues about hand hygiene and other patient safety measures. 

Feedback was provided for 64.6% of all inpatient observations, 59.9% of all outpatient/procedural observations, and 68.3% of all OR observations.

Congratulations to our October feedback contest winners

  • Grand prize winner of an Amazon Echo: Thomas Alston (Patient Transporter)
  • First prize winner of Cheesecake Factory gift certificates: Jessica Kennedy (CST on 6CH) and Trena Bass (imaging specialist on ISC Radiology)
  • Second prize winners of Silverspot Movie Gift Cards: Dominique Burnette (nursing assistant on 5EST), Claudia Baker (HUC on 6NSH) and Daniel Knight (nurse at Wakebrook-ADU)

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

In the month of October, Inpatient areas achieved 96.4% compliance overall with 95.1% of the inpatient units and 90.9% of the job classes meeting the goal of at least 90% compliance!  Outpatient/procedural areas achieved 96.4% compliance overall with 91.9% of participating outpatient/procedural areas and 100% of the job classes meeting the goal of at least 90% complianceORs achieved 97% compliance overall. 

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

Golden Hand Accolades for October are awarded to:

HH Golden HandPhysician/APP participants: appreciation to our providers who newly participated this month: Allison Kavanaugh (Pediatrics), Greg Randolph (Pediatrics), Kimberly Wehner (Heme/Onc), Ted Zarzar (Psychiatry), Lindsay Chase (Pediatrics), Christine Pao (Psychiatry), and our repeat participants who are steadfast in their commitment to Clean In, Clean Out: Ty Bristol (Pediatrics), Jennifer Daniels (Pediatrics), Meg Kihlstrom (Pediatrics-Critical Care), and Megan Andrews (Transplant-VAD/Heart Program). 

Feedback Honor Roll:   3NSH (91.1%), 3WH (88.1%), 5BT (75.3%), 5CHIC (82.5%), 6EST (76.3%), 6NSH (82.3%), CICU (88.5%), HBHCCU (86.7%), MICU (90.2%), REHB (78%), TICU (95.9%),  Wakebrook-Inpatient (85.6%), Admin Staff/HUC Inpatient (87.2%), Nutrition and Food Services Inpatient (87.8%), Physician/APP Staff Inpatient (79.4%), Cancer Infusion, Adult, Cancer Hospital (84%), Children’s Primary Care Clinic (84.4%), Children’s Specialty Clinic (97.8%), GI, HMOB (89.8%), HBH ED (79%), HBH Observation Unit (85.3%), Imaging Nursing – Basement Women’s Hospital (76.3%),  Main OR Pre/Post Op (Memorial Hospital) (76.4%), Pre-Care (94.9%), Transplant Clinic (82.4%), UNC PM Fordham Bvld (96.7%), Wakebrook-ADU (96.6%), Wakebrook-CAS (96.2%), Wakebrook-FBC (100%), Nursing Staff-Outpatient (84.3%), Phlebotomist-Outpatient (85%).

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