A lean Six Sigma team increases hand hygiene compliance and reduces hospital-acquired MRSA infections by 51%.

@article{Carboneau2010ALS,
  title={A lean Six Sigma team increases hand hygiene compliance and reduces hospital-acquired MRSA infections by 51%.},
  author={Clark Carboneau and Eddie Benge and Mary T Jaco and Mary Robinson},
  journal={Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={61-70}
}
A low hand hygiene compliance rate by healthcare workers increases hospital-acquired infections to patients. At Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico a Lean Six Sigma team identified the reasons for noncompliance were multifaceted. The team followed the DMAIC process and completed the methodology in 12 months. They implemented multiple solutions in the three areas: Education, Culture, and Environment. Based on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) mortality… CONTINUE READING