Summary of Recommendations for Best Practices for Hand Hygiene in all Healthcare Settings Mobile App
All healthcare providers should receive basic training and periodic retraining to reinforce their practice.
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An important and integral part of an effective hand hygiene program is education of all staff about the importance of hand hygiene in a healthcare setting. It should be kept in mind, however, that educational programs alone are inadequate and other behavior modifying strategies (i.e. positive deviance) should be included in a multifaceted approach to achieve change Monitoring hand hygiene practices and the provision of immediate feedback are vital to improving motivation and compliance. The use of a standardized observation tool for trained auditors allows ongoing evaluation and performance monitoring. The Summary of Recommendations for Best Practices for Hand Hygiene in all Healthcare Settings mobile app is intended to provide best practices only. Healthcare settings and programs are encouraged to work towards these best practices in an effort to improve quality of care.