TJC issues report on tracking HCW hand hygiene

August 2009
Healthcare Benchmarks & Quality Improvement;Aug2009, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p88
The article focuses on the report "Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges," issued by the U.S. Joint Commission. Registered nurse Elaine Larson said deciding why they are monitoring hand hygiene is the first thing people have to do. Studies have shown that adherence to hand hygiene recommendations remains low. The methods for measuring hygiene performance including direct observing, measuring product use and conducting surveys. The advantages and disadvantages of the methods are also discussed.


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