Hand Hygiene: Assess Your Risk with Our New Tool


In the battle to prevent the transmission of infections, where do you stand?

LHA Trust Funds provides a quick and easy assessment that can be used to evaluate your current hand hygiene program to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.


Regulatory bodies such as LDH, TJC, and even OSHA are pushing adherence to best practices to reduce the spread of infection as we deal with another round of COVID-19 and the new Delta variant. Now more than ever, it is of the utmost importance for healthcare workers to revisit their adherence to the most basic practices of infection prevention. Hand hygiene is the most basic precaution any of us can take to prevent the spread of infection and it is part of the overall response to reducing the transmission of COVID-19.

With so much focus on the more complicated precautions such as the use of N-95 masks, complex ventilation systems, and physical barrier installation, staff may forget the importance of this most basic step. Conducting a quick assessment of your hand hygiene program will help you gain information on where you stand so you can identify opportunities for improvement to reinforce compliance with this simple precaution.


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Want more hand hygiene resources? Visit our Hand Hygiene toolkit for more staff education materials, hand hygiene protocols, and more.

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