Hand Hygiene

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Why is this important?

Hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infection among patients, families and healthcare providers.

What we did

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.


Percent of hand hygiene compliance

CHOP has achieved greater than 95 percent compliance with hand hygiene observations since 2013.

Graph: Percent compliance with hand hygiene

Updated May, 2020

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