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February 3, 2017

Patient Hand Hygiene Project Improves Quality Measures in an Orthopedic Surgical Post-Operative Unit

Patients hospitalized due to post-orthopedic surgical procedures have a decreased ability to leave their beds or are completely immobile. These patients did not have a convenient method to wash hands, especially before eating. We recognized the importance of initiating an intervention to provide a simple method for hand hygiene and improve the patient experience at the bedside.