Clean Hands, Safe Kids: Improving Parent and Visitor Hand Hygiene Compliance on Pediatric Acute Care Units

Track: 60 Minute Podium

Session Number: 403
Date: Fri, Apr 6th, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Description:

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2) Birnbach, D. J., Nevo, I., Barnes, S., Fitzpatrick, M., Rosen, L. F., Everett-Thomas, R., Sanko, J. S., Arheart, K. L. (2012). Do hospital visitors wash their hands? Assessing the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer in a hospital lobby. American Journal of Infection Control, 40(4), 340-343. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2011.05.006
3) Birnbach, D. J., Rosen, L. F., Fitzpatrick, M., Arheart, K. L., & Munoz-Price, L. S. (2015). An evaluation of hand hygiene in an intensive care unit: Are visitors a potential vector for pathogens? Journal of Infection and Public Health, 8(6), 570-574. doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2015.04.027
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5) Willison-Parry, T. A., Haidar, E. A., Martini, L. G., & Coates, A. R. (2013). Handwashing adherence by visitors is poor: Is there a simple solution? American Journal of Infection Control, 41(10), 928-929. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2013.01.023
Session Type: Quality Improvement

Session Description: Clean hands is hands down one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs, infection, and to keeping kids safe. This session discusses the importance of parent and visitor hand hygiene and explores different techniques for improving and sustaining hand hygiene compliance on inpatient acute care units.
Primary Presenter Bio: Elizabeth Marrero is a master's prepared registered nurse working as an infection preventionist at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mrs. Marrero is board certified in infection prevention and in the operating room. She specializes in facilitating teams for preventing hospital acquired CLABSI and viral respiratory infections. She leads the high level disinfection and sterilization hospital wide team and is on the needlestick prevention and antimicrobial stewardship teams. Mrs. Marrero trains nurse residents and fellows and infectious disease medical students and fellows in infection prevention principles. She is a hospital trainer responsible for teaching error prevention strategies to new hires. Her research interests include parent and visitor hand hygiene, infectious diseases, decreasing healthcare acquired infections, with an emphasis on the Neonatal ICU.
Primary Presenter Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Bio: Heather has worked at Arkansas Children's Hospital for 4 years on the medical surgical and adolescent unit. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nuclear Medicine from the University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences, and an Associate's degree in Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Currently, I am earning a Master's of Science in Nursing Education at Aspen University. Heather has aided in several pilot programs such as hand hygiene compliance on the unit, as well as, conducted a public health education project on correct hand hygiene separately to a local preschool. She is currently aiding in research on initial database compliance upon new admissions for my unit.
Presenter 3 Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Session Type: Quality Improvement

Session Description: Clean hands is hands down one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs, infection, and to keeping kids safe. This session discusses the importance of parent and visitor hand hygiene and explores different techniques for improving and sustaining hand hygiene compliance on inpatient acute care units.
Primary Presenter Bio: Elizabeth Marrero is a master's prepared registered nurse working as an infection preventionist at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mrs. Marrero is board certified in infection prevention and in the operating room. She specializes in facilitating teams for preventing hospital acquired CLABSI and viral respiratory infections. She leads the high level disinfection and sterilization hospital wide team and is on the needlestick prevention and antimicrobial stewardship teams. Mrs. Marrero trains nurse residents and fellows and infectious disease medical students and fellows in infection prevention principles. She is a hospital trainer responsible for teaching error prevention strategies to new hires. Her research interests include parent and visitor hand hygiene, infectious diseases, decreasing healthcare acquired infections, with an emphasis on the Neonatal ICU.
Primary Presenter Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Bio: Heather has worked at Arkansas Children's Hospital for 4 years on the medical surgical and adolescent unit. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Nuclear Medicine from the University of Arkansas of Medical Sciences, and an Associate's degree in Nursing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Currently, I am earning a Master's of Science in Nursing Education at Aspen University. Heather has aided in several pilot programs such as hand hygiene compliance on the unit, as well as, conducted a public health education project on correct hand hygiene separately to a local preschool. She is currently aiding in research on initial database compliance upon new admissions for my unit.
Presenter 3 Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital