A multipronged hand hygiene program that includes a multimedia communications campaign, education, leadership engagement, environment modification, team performance measurement, and feedback appears to be associated with significant and sustained increases in hand hygiene practices among various types of healthcare professionals. Following implementation of the program and maintaining it consistently for 20 months, the Johns Hopkins University analysis reported a two-fold increase in overall hand hygiene compliance.

Abstract: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, February 2012.