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August 2016


Despite poor observed HH compliance, the majority of OR and EPR respondents are aware of HH policies and the benefits in reducing HAIs There is adequate access to foam in the OR/EPR and it is physically tolerated Although HH practices are encouraged in both areas, OR/EPR managers poorly role model HH OR nurses are empowered HH advocates, knowledgeable of the benefits of HH and may serve as change agents to improve HH compliance Hospitals promoting HH in the OR/EPR should: Be knowledgeable of perceptions and barriers across services Increase the awareness/education of HH to all providers Empower employees to address colleagues’ HH Remind supervisors to lead by example Measure HH compliance with feedback to managers and front line providers

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VCU School of Medicine MD Student Summer Research Fellowship Program Posters