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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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: Alisha Stephenson is a registered nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She obtained a double degree from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology. She has been a pediatric nurse for five and a half years. Alisha has worked closely with infection prevention on improving parent and visitor hand hygiene compliance, as well as, staff hand hygiene compliance.
Primary Presenter Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Bio: Josie White is also a registered nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She has been a pediatric nurse for 4 years. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in nursing and early childhood education. She became a Certified Pediatric Nurse in 2015.
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: Alisha Stephenson is a registered nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She obtained a double degree from Arkansas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology. She has been a pediatric nurse for five and a half years. Alisha has worked closely with infection prevention on improving parent and visitor hand hygiene compliance, as well as, staff hand hygiene compliance.
Primary Presenter Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Presenter 2 Bio: Josie White is also a registered nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She has been a pediatric nurse for 4 years. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in nursing and early childhood education. She became a Certified Pediatric Nurse in 2015.
Presenter 3 Institution: Arkansas Children's Hospital