Handwashing

From The Center for Disease Control and Prevention: "...keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others."

Physician washing hands in sinkAt BMSCH, we focus on handwashing to prevent the spread of germs between patients, visitors, and staff. This will help prevent infections and illness from spreading.

We are striving to increase our compliance with handwashing. We monitor handwashing by hospital staff, including nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, environmental staff, parents, and visitors.

If someone comes into your or your child's room and you don't see them wash their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, you are encouraged to remind them.

BMSCH Handwashing Compliance Data Chart

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