Why is hand hygiene important?

Preventing the spread of infection is a critical aspect of patient safety. The single most important and effective safety measure at Texas Children's Hospital is to make sure our hands are clean before and after any and every patient encounter.


What is hand hygiene compliance?

Hand hygiene compliance shows the percent of time that healthcare workers wash their hands.


What can you do as a parent or caregiver?

Don’t hesitate to ask people to wash their hands before coming in contact with your child, including doctors, nurses or other healthcare workers. The World Health Organization now recommends five distinct moments during patient care when hands should be washed. You are your child’s best advocate. We encourage you to speak up.