Archive June 2019 XX, No. 6

Ideas That Work: Hand Hygiene

Doggone It, Wash Your Hands

Lisa York, RN, BSN, MSN, CASC
PAWFECT IDEA These signs featuring Lilly the English Bulldog adorn the walls of every patient room at Hunterdon Center for Surgery in Flemington, N.J., to remind staff to wash their hands.

Our hand hygiene compliance had gone to the dogs when the idea struck me to unleash my sweet English Bulldog, Lilly, on the problem. I took down our standard please wash your hands signs from around our facility and replaced them with pictures of Lilly with clever captions in an effort to capture our staff's attention and get them to focus on handwashing.

Lisa York, RN, BSN, MSN, CASC
Hunterdon Center for Surgery
Flemington, N.J.

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