Hand Cleansing

At UVA, we’re committed to keeping our patients safe by preventing the spread of infection. That's why we require all of our healthcare providers and staff to clean their hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after seeing patients. 

We measure how often caregivers and staff properly clean their hands in inpatient units, procedure areas and outpatient clinics. 

UVA Hand Cleansing Data Chart

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A higher number is better.