On December 20, 2017, the Joint Commission announced it would begin citing any observation of healthcare workers failing to perform hand hygiene at any time, even during direct patient care with a ‘deficiency’ beginning on January 1, 2018. This significant change will affect hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission and will increase the focus on hand hygiene compliance by all staff involved with patient care.

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