Since this is for educational purposes, I think I'm allowed to steal this one wonderful idea from Jean Rexford, Connecticut Center for Patient Safety in AARP Bulletin:
"Bring a big bottle of hand sanitizer and put it beside your bed to remind you and the staff to keep hands clean."
There were moments when I would have put the bottle right on my dinner tray or taped it to my water pitcher, but I didn't think of it.
Thank you Ms. Rexford. I've been writing everywhere there's a blank space even on Facebook that
IT IS NOT MY JOB TO TELL NURSES TO WASH THEIR HANDS.