Mayo Clinic hand hygiene initiative: Eliminating antimocrobial hand soaps

Safer hand hygiene toolkit


(Safer hand hygiene toolkit) Mayo Clinic set out to standardize hand soaps throughout the system and reduce costs. Infection prevention and control brought forward a critical goal to eliminate the use of antimicrobial hand hygiene products used in patient care and public areas. A multi-disciplinary team reviewed and piloted hand hygiene products and collected user feedback on those products. Mayo Clinic successfully implemented UL ECOLOGO green-certified hand soap and hand sanitizer without antimicrobial agents. The hand hygiene initiative was applied system-wide.

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