How a team of doctors at one hospital boosted hand washing, cut infections and created a culture of safety

One might think that it would be all right for a nurse or tech in a hospital to ask, “Doc, did you wash your hands?” But it’s actually taboo because the culture dictates who is in charge and who follows orders. It is estimated that an astounding 40 percent of doctors do not wash their hands before coming into contact with patients, putting them at significant risk of infection. But a team of doctors at the Vanderbilt University Hospital found innovative ways to boost hand washing, reduce infections and create a culture of safety.

Source: news.yahoo.com

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