Another recent new campaign unrolled at my hospital is the measuring of how much handsanitizer and soap is being used on the units, and comparing it with how much somebody somewhere figured out on paper that SHOULD be used, divided by the amt of pts.
We were wondering, is management short on REAL work to do?
So, I had a wonderful inspiration! Every night near the end of my shift I get a towel and saturate it with handsanitizer and proceed to disinfect the unit. After all, germs can be spread via the phone, counters, doorknobs, computer keyboards, etc...
Our unit won the competition, wouldn't you know it! The day nurses even got in on my sceme!
Dec 9, '06
To the OP, how is this a bad thing, if the objective is improved infection control/handwashing practices, and why would you try and mess it up? That seems incredible petty to me.
I gather they have a problem with infection control if they are looking into this... surveillance audits are part of life in every IC department.
Last edit by augigi on Dec 10, '06