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Handwashing Study at the

Trauma Center of Methodist

Hospital Indiana



 Germ Farm Poster motivates people to scrub 'em! Why Wash Hnds shows why and names germs    Stop Superbugs by handwashing!

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Handwashing in the ER:

Compliance Problem in Hospitals



After past studies revealed a 60% compliance rate for handwashing after patient contact, in other parts of the hospital, The Methodist Hospital did a handwashing study of the Emergency Room.


Handwashing Study in the ER


The Approach: observation of all personnel working with patients


The Participants: Emergency nurses, faculty, and resident physicians


  Observers Used to Note Handwashing Compliance


Everyone in the ER was informed that they were the subject of a study and that an observer would be taking notes and monitoring their activities.   They were not told that their compliance of  handwashing was the focal point of the study.


RESULTS: Eleven faculty, 11 resident physicians, and 13 emergency nurses were observed. Of 409 total contacts, 272 were clean, 46 were dirty, and 91 were gloved


  • “Of 409 total contacts, 272 were clean, 46 were dirty, and 91 were gloved. 
  • Hand washing occurred after 32.3% of total contacts (SD, 2.31%). 
  • Nurses washed after 58.2% of 146 contacts (SD, 4.1%) 
  • residents after 18.6% of 129 contacts (SD, 3.4%) 
  • and faculty after 17.2% of 134 contacts 
  • Hand washes occurred after 28.4% of 272 clean contacts  
  •  The number of years of clinical experience was not significantly related to hand-washing frequency (P = .82). 
  • Soap and water were used in 126 of the hand washes, and an alcohol preparation was used in the remaining six.” 


I ordered a dozen of your "Germ Farm" posters. They were so attractive I had all 12 of them framed! They are great attenion getters that make people smile as well as scrub up! Jan Valentin Cedar Haven Nursing Home Pa






·         There is major room for improvement in handwashing compliance in the ER of this hospital and most likely others as well

·         Nurses did better than doctors when it came to handwashing compliance

·         Reasons for noncompliance were attributed to the large number of patient contacts and time constraints

·        Strategies for improving compliance need to be explored


Handwashing posters by Brain Grease can help prevent

serious illnesses by reminding people to "scrub' em!"


 Our customers consist of corporations, hospitals, universities, schools, day care centers, retirement homes, and government health agencies. State health agencies influenced us to give a special discount to orders of 1,000 or more.

You will find our posters displayed at Harvard University and many of the hospitals in the Boston area. If you wish to order a thousand posters or more, please email us or call us for a special discount. Contact details below.

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Contact: Brain Grease 518-854-3088 6 West Broadway, PO Box 285, Salem, NY 12865

PS  Congratulations! Your order for handwashing posters is a positive step in motivating people to wash their hands. You are taking an active step in promoting a habit that leads to better health for everyone