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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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  • Selected 8 units / 4 diverse organizations / 700 RNs
    • Stable staff, motivated to be part of study, no other major changes occurring, willingness to mandate use of HANDS by all personnel
  • 4 organizations
    • 1 university, 2 community (part of multi-hospital systems), 1 small community
  • 8 units - 4 Y1 (24 mo) and 4 Y2 (12 months)
    • Med-surg (2), neuro, thoracic, medical ICU, progressive care, older adult/stroke, acute care elderly

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