Vital Signs Measure Staff Engagement

By Chris Hermann

Clinical vital signs are leading indicators of a patient’s health – these key data points help healthcare providers quickly identify any indications that a patient’s health is trending in the wrong direction.

Along the same lines, we have introduced the Clean Hands – Safe Hands Vital Signs Dashboard™. The Vital Signs Dashboard reports on staff engagement with our Hand Hygiene Acceleration Pathway™ process. Are unit managers and coaches logging into the system to review hand hygiene performance? Are they reading emails and text messages? Are they discussing hand hygiene data in their shift huddles? (Last week, we showed that when providers discuss hand hygiene frequently, hand hygiene performance sustainably increases by 20% – 30%.)

Vital Signs Dashboard

Now, hospital leadership can log into the Vital Signs Dashboard to see how engaged staff is with the CHSH system and hand hygiene. If engagement metrics start to drop, this can be addressed prior to hand hygiene declining and healthcare-associated infections increasing. Just like with clinical vital signs, these key data points act as leading indicators and can help prevent problems before they start.

If you’d like to learn more about how our electronic hand hygiene reminder system decreases HAIs by over 60%, download our free white paper now. Or contact us so we can discuss your hospital’s specific needs.

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