Student Health Services continually aims to provide students with education and tools to help guard their health. Its goal is to educate patients about hand hygiene to help them “Stay Well, Do Well.” Furthermore, the staff at SHS strive to improve their own hand hygiene practices in order to better protect you, the patients.
Nursing Quality Initiative at SHS:
The nursing staff is working hard to improve hand hygiene rates by starting a new campaign. Efforts include: access to hand sanitizer throughout the clinic, informational posters near sinks detailing proper handwashing technique (see display below), and staff participation in hand hygiene education/training.
In order to measure compliance, patients will be participating in a quick survey upon checking out of the clinic during portions of each semester. Trained observers working on the floor with our staff will be recording compliance efforts. The goal of this initiative is to achieve and maintain >95% hand hygiene rate of compliance at SHS.