Hand Hygiene at Memorial Sloan Kettering

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Registered nurse Mary Dowling, the director of acute care services at Memorial Sloan Kettering, describes keys to the success of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s initiative to ensure hand hygiene among clinicians caring directly for patients. The program includes approaches to incorporating hand hygiene techniques into the clinicians' workflow and ensuring adequate supplies to maintain hand hygiene when caring directly for patients. Dramatic improvements have been observed in hand hygiene compliance (in the range of 96-98 percent) since the implementation of these measures.