I am new to allnurses as a poster, though I read new threads and posts daily. I have recently started a new job as an assistant to the Infection Control Nurse in my hospital (needed a change after 24 years in ICU/ER). My main focus is inservicing the staff. I am finding it difficult to make nurses see the importance of hand hygiene. Some don't even use soap when giving a return handwashing demo to the Infection Control Nurse! What new ideas might I use to help them learn the importance?