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Her Loss, Their Gain - October 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 3 W e're sticklers about ensuring staff wash or sanitize their hands before and after each patient contact. We use a secret code word, "Mango," to inform forgetful or non-compliant staff members to remove their gloves and head to the nearest sink or hand sanitizer dispenser. The code word is known only to staff members, so patients aren't aware of the dis- creet warning, and using it keeps us on our toes in a non-con- frontational way. For a bit of fun and recognitions of jobs well done, we present a tiny stuffed toy that resembles a germ to the staff member who demonstrates the best hand hygiene compli- ance over the course of a month. Karely Deal, RN Centinela Valley Endoscopy Center Inglewood, Calif. kdeal@centinelavalley.com INFECTION CONTROL Have Fun With Hand Hygiene • GERM OF AN IDEA Top performers in hand hygiene get to keep a stuffed reminder of their achievement. Karely Deal, RN

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