Effective hospital infection prevention program must combine a successful hand hygiene program with a comprehensive environmental hygiene program. Traditional approaches to improving compliance with these horizontal infection prevention measures are often resource intensive and generate small amounts of accurate, actionable data. This presentation discusses the impact of non-compliance with hand hygiene and environmental hygiene, reviews human behavior models that influence compliance and discusses new, data-driven methods to encourage and measure compliance in order to drive improved outcomes.
Following this presentation, the learner will be able to: 1. Describe the impact of non-compliance with horizontal infection prevention measures: hand hygiene and environmental hygiene on healthcare-associated infections. 2. Discuss behavioral models and methods to promote compliance in healthcare. 3. Review traditional and new methods to measure and report compliance with hand hygiene and environmental hygiene practices.