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Issue Summary

This Pulse summarizes the three main methodologies for monitoring and measuring healthcare worker hand hygiene compliance: direct observation, technology-assisted direct observation, and measuring product use. It provides best practices from two industry guidance documents: Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections Through Hand Hygiene, from SHEA, and the Joint Commission monograph, Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges.

Table of Contents

  • Direct Observation
  • Technology-Assisted Direct Observation
  • Measuring Product Use
  • Capturing Indications
  • Organizational Goals

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Review the hand hygiene monitoring and measurement mandates from the CDC and WHO
  • Explore the three main methodologies relating to hand hygiene monitoring and measurement
  • Learn how organizational goals can shape hand hygiene monitoring and measurement policies