Give a hand to IPE honor roll units

November 16, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees
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Above and below: Members of 12E at Mott, among the highest scoring units for hand hygiene compliance at UMHS.

Let’s give a hand to the highest performing hand hygiene units at UMHS! Among those units is Korey Poe and his team on 12E in Mott, who have been working diligently to improve hand hygiene compliance among their colleagues.

“We do everything we can to keep hand hygiene at the top of everyone’s mind,” Poe said. “It’s a major priority for our unit — and for UMHS as a whole.”

The hard work has paid off, as the team consistently receives some of the highest marks when it comes to compliance rates. The unit received high scores in both August and September, leading Infection Prevention and Epidemiology to twice include them in the department’s monthly “honor roll.”

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In September, 12E, 10W, CES, 7B, 8A, 8D and PFANS were named to the honor roll. Those units — and others earning the distinction in previous months, including 11W, 7E, 8E, 10E, 4C, 6B and Peds Dialysis — scored above a certain threshold when it comes to hand hygiene compliance. They were entered into a drawing for a department-wide reward, which was won by 12E. A similar drawing will be held by IPE each quarter.

Poe said the recognition is appreciated. “It feels great to be acknowledged by the health system for our efforts,” Poe said. “But more importantly, it feels great to be doing what’s right for our patients and keeping them safe.”

If you’d like to see the hand hygiene scores for your department, click here. For more hand hygiene information and resources, visit the infection prevention website.

Congratulations to all the units named to the hand hygiene honor roll!

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