Ohio Hospital Association honored for infection reduction

Hand-hygiene monitoring by med students increases compliance

The Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) has been recognized for improved hand-hygiene compliance and a reduction in healthcare-associated infections, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

Specially trained student nurses made more than 410,000 hand-hygiene observations at more than 100 participating Ohio hospitals and nursing facilities since the initiative began in 2010.

As a result of the direct observation, hand-hygiene compliance by staff doubled in five years, contributing to a 48 percent decrease in healthcare-associated infections in 2014 compared with that of the prior year.

Data for these real-time observations are entered electronically through a mobile app.

Read the article.



October 7, 2016

Topic Area: Infection Control

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