ArticleEngaging the Nursing Workforce: An Evidence-Based Tool KitDay, Cindy DNP, NEA, BC, RNAuthor Information Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California. Corresponding Author: Cindy Day, DNP, RN, NEA, BC, RN, 545 Lassen St, Los Altos, CA 94022 ([email protected]). Nursing Administration Quarterly: July-September 2009 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 - p 239-244 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3181accb31 Buy Metrics Abstract Hand hygiene is critical to the safety of patients in hospitals today. Objective Engaging staff, physicians, patients, and visitors in hand hygiene is important to create a safe environment. The author discusses the development and implementation of an evidence-based practice guideline for improving hand hygiene and application of that guideline in an academic medical center setting. Method Establishment of a multidisciplinary team committed to improving organizational performance, development of a practice guideline, organizational assessment, and the implementation of a multimodal intervention plan are all keys to success. Conclusion Organizational culture can be changed utilizing an evidence-based, organization-specific approach to hand hygiene. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.