Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 16(4) October 2013 : 27-31.doi:10.12927/hcq.2014.23662
Patient Safety and Quality

Engaging Patients and Family Members in Better Hand Hygiene Practices: A Teaching Hospital’s Challenge

Sharon Rogers

Abstract

It is universally agreed that healthcare workers need to wash their hands in order to help control the spread of hospital-acquired infections. However, we have to be mindful that patients and family members are a significant part of the contamination equation as well. This article details the efforts by University Health Network (UHN) to develop hand hygiene resources for use with patients and family members at all of UHN's sites.

 

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