I have a cameo appearance on an NPR report tonight by Richard Knox on hospital acquired infections and again discussed the issue of hand hygiene. You can listen here.
We have made some, but not satisfactory, progress on the hand hygiene issue at our hospital. In keeping with our emphasis on transparency, you can look here and use the pull down menu of "alphabetical listing of topics" to view the "hand hygiene" figures through the spring, about which I commented in April.
We keep adding ideas and programs in this arena, for visitors as well as providers, using virtually every idea we can scour from other hospitals in the country. But no one has discovered the silver bullet on this yet. If you hear of any good ideas, please submit them. Meanwhile, I am anxiously awaiting the next period's figures to see if we have improved.