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Hand Hygiene can reduce hospital acquired infections by 25%.  As part of the Washington State Hospital Association Safe Table Learning Collaborative (TLC), hospitals are working to reduce hospital acquired infections through a series of research-based best practices starting with good hand hygiene. This effort is based on the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and research from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Hosptial Association's Hand Hygiene Binder contains information on how to get started with the Washington State Hand Hygiene program to reduce hospital acquired infections by improving hand hygiene compliance. The binder provides you with important information on how to implement this program and is designed to answer many of your questions.

The Product List with Dispense Amounts provides information on the different hand hygiene products that your facility may be using and how much of the product is dispensed. The dispense amount is generally 1.0 ml or 1.7 ml depending on the product. Note that the photos of the products may not match your product exactly and are intended only as a guide. If you feel that your dispense amount varies from the amount listed, please contact:

Brandon Wong
Washington State Hospital Association
brandonw@wsha.org

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