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May 23, 2017
Keep Patients Safe
Hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infection among patients, families and healthcare providers.
The Hand Hygiene Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) performs individual hand hygiene observations across inpatient units, procedure and recovery areas, and across CHOP’s ambulatory network. The team provides feedback in the moment while interacting with staff, families or patients, taking every opportunity to educate and respond to questions. Data is collected and shared with all members of the healthcare team.
CHOP has achieved greater than 95 percent compliance with hand hygiene observations since 2013.
Updated October, 2018
Compliance with VAP bedside preventions significantly reduced the rate of pneumonia associated with ventilator use at CHOP.
The Quality and Patient Safety team at CHOP helps improve rotavirus vaccination rates for children on Medicaid.
An initiative was implemented to increase the discharge rate of patients with sickle cell disease to improve the quality of life.