Madison County Hospital Case Study

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In the case of the Madison Community Hospital Infection Control Prevention issue with staff using hand sanitizer before and after being in an examination room to reduce the amount of MRSA contamination and prevent an outbreak in the hospital. The hygiene task force created to analyze data collected to find out why hand sanitization process is not working. The FOCUS model is being used to identify the issue of why employees are not using the hand hygiene process, to organize team to work on hand hygiene process, clarify process through mapping, understand process and issue, and select process improvements. This will occur by using data collection chart, process mapping flowcharts to show steps in the process and final analysis completed by using fish bone diagram. Some of the issues associated with caregivers not sanitizing their hands is they may not have the proper training on the importance of using hand sanitizing products, may have some caregivers who have an allergy to hand sanitizers that is not known to management, and hand sanitizers can cause excessive dry hands that can become painful when used as often as required. Other personnel that have access to the exam rooms are cleaning staff, administration to restock supplies and the transportation unit that comes to bring patients to and from other departments. Each department should have a peer representative that is familiar with all aspects of that department so that all concerns can be properly addressed. All results should be reported to the heads of departments so that the information can be properly administered to their staff. This may be partial at fault of noncompliance. Staff may not have the proper education on the importance of hand hygiene. Hand hygiene dispensers may not be in a easily accessible place an d due to the known issue of hand sanitizers causing painfully dry hands, lotion…...

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