PERFECT SCORE: The Ellison 12 General Medicine Unit marked World Hand Hygiene Day with a celebration of its own – a 100 percent hand hygiene score. In less than one year, the new unit improved its score by more than 60 percent. “We were comfortable reminding each other to wash and use Cal Stat antiseptic handrub,” says Venice Scott, RN. “It was about every person in the unit. Everyone really grabbed hold of the concept and spread the word.” The unit posted reminder signs at the entrance to every patient room, sent out email messages and made a point of congratulating staff for practicing safe hand hygiene.
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