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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182902404
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Success of a Multimodal Program to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance

Rees, Susan DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP; Houlahan, Beth MSN, RN, CENP; Safdar, Nasia MD, PhD; Sanford-Ring, Sue MHA; Shore, Teri BS; Schmitz, Michelle BS, CIC

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Abstract

The purpose of this article was to describe the successful implementation of a quality improvement initiative focusing on a hand hygiene program that used the multimodal interventions of tailored education, monthly feedback, and reminders. Compliance rates improved from July 2011 to December 2012 by 57.4%. Efforts are continuing to ensure program sustainability.

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