Hand Hygiene Compliance (Health Care Providers Washing Their Hands)
Public Reporting of Patient Safety Indicators is a Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) Program for measuring a variety of items that contribute to safe patient care. Monitoring for compliance with Hand Hygiene Practices is one of those things that we do in our hospital.
Research has shown:
- Hand hygiene is key to improving patient and provider safety and to preventing healthcare associated infections and the spread of antibiotic resistant organisms.
- With proper hand hygiene, hospitals can decrease infection rates, reduce hospital stay, and protect lives.
- An effective Hand Hygiene program will increase patient confidence and meet new Patient Safety & Accreditation Canada Standards.
When you come to our hospital as a patient or visitor please take a look at our program posters "Just Clean Your Hands" and "Clean Hands Protect Lives". Ask a staff member for a pamphlet that will give you more information. Use the alcohol based hand rub that is located at the entrances and in many other accessible areas of the hospital.
||Percent Compliance for Before Initial Patient/ Patient Environment Contact
||Percent Compliance for After Patient/ Patient Environment Contact
|April1, 2015- March 31, 2016
|April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015