Engaging the Nursing Workforce: An Evidence-Based Tool KitDay, Cindy DNP, NEA, BC, RNNursing Administration Quarterly: July-September 2009 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 - p 239–244 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3181accb31 Article Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics 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. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California. Corresponding Author: Cindy Day, DNP, RN, NEA, BC, RN, 545 Lassen St, Los Altos, CA 94022 (firstname.lastname@example.org). © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.