Hand Hygiene

Preventing the spread of infection is a basic part of patient safety. The most important and effective way to prevent the spread of infection is to ensure our staff cleans their hands before and after every patient encounter. We provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer throughout the hospital for this purpose.

It's also important that you and your family practice good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of infection.

Hand Hygiene Compliance

Hand Hygiene Compliance

Akron Children's Hospital

How do we measure?

To measure our hand hygiene rate, we use "secret shoppers" to observe and record how we are doing. We also welcome input from our patients, visitors and caregivers about our hand hygiene practices. Don't be afraid to speak up and ask questions, or to remind us to wash our hands when we are giving care to your child.


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