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1 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 C ould some- thing as sim- ple as mount- ing your hand hygiene dispensers in out-of- the-way places adversely affect your hand hygiene compli- ance rate? Actually, yes, it can. When we noticed that our nurse's hand hygiene compliance had significantly dropped, we took a closer look and found an unlikely culprit: Our dispensers hung in hard-to-reach places in about half of our ORs. We just hadn't mounted them in the natural work- flow for our nurses as they walked around the room. The fix was as easy as relocating LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Hang Your Hand Sanitizer Dispensers With Care • NATURAL WORKFLOW Make sure you mount your hand sanitizer dispensers along your team's natural workflow. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Ideas Work That

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