Clean In, Clean Out: Golden Hand Accolades for September

Overall compliance results for September were 96.6% for inpatients and 97.1% for outpatient/procedural areas. See which areas performed best this month!

In September 2016, inpatient areas achieved 96.6% compliance overall with 90% of the inpatient units and 91% of the job classes meeting the goal of at least 90% complianceOutpatient/procedural areas achieved 97.1% compliance overall with 96.7% of the outpatient/procedural areas and 87.5% of the job classes meeting the goal of at least 90% complianceORs achieved 93.2% compliance overall. View overall compliance results (Intranet link).

Feedback was provided for 52.8% of all inpatient observations (highest this fiscal year), 41.3% of all outpatient/procedural observations, and 47.8%  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 September are awarded to:

Clean Hand Hygiene

  • First time Physician/APP participants: Mark Dexter (Peds Critical Care), Amy Liu (Pediatrics), and Charles Wood (Pediatrics).  And continued appreciation to our providers who are repeat participants and steadfast in their participation:  Megan Andrews (Transplant-VAD/Heart Program). Thank you for leading the way!

  • Feedback Honor Roll:  3NSH (79.3%), 6NSH (80.3%), MICU (79.8%), TICU (96.4%), Wakebrook Inpatient (78.1%), Admin Staff/HUC Inpatient (80.3%), Admin Staff/HUC Outpatient (78.2%), Nutrition and Food Services Inpatient (82.0%), Inpatient physician/APP (86.3%), Respiratory Therapists (82.4%), Imaging Specialists (Radiology) in OR (75.8%), Children’s Primary Care Clinic (76.7%), Precare (85.0%), Transplant Clinic (90.7%), Wakebrook-ADU (81.5%), Wakebrook-FBC (100%).

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