Megan Sloan, MPH 2020 graduate, partnered with the Erlanger Health System’s Infection Prevention Department to track hand hygiene data for multiple Erlanger hospitals. This data is particularly important because it can relate to rates of hospital-acquired infections.

Megan felt honored to partner with Erlanger Health System’s Infection Prevention Department for her Integrative Learning Experience (ILE). Among many other responsibilities, the department tracks hand hygiene data for multiple Erlanger hospitals. Megan came into the department right as they were transitioning to a new online database to track hand hygiene compliance, so she created training materials to help the nurses navigate the system easily. The materials she created included a short video, an instructional document, and promotional items, walk users through the steps to enter a hand washing observation and will be featured on the homepage of the new database.