Hand Hygiene Targeted Solutions Tool
An estimated two million patients contract a healthcare-acquired infection every year and 99,000 die from their infection. Hand hygiene is critically important to reducing healthcare-acquired infection. Unfortunately, studies show that health care workers wash their hands less than 50 percent of the time.
Eliminate Healthcare-Acquired Infections
“The goal for everybody…is to deliver the highest quality of care, and to that end I think hand hygiene certainly has had a history of being recognized as being a simple, important mechanism to prevent infection, and yet it turns out doing it is not as simple as it seems.”
Rekha Murthy, MD, Director, Hospital Epidemiology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, California
What It Does
The Hand Hygiene Targeted Solutions Tool® (TST®) provides the foundation and framework of an improvement method that, if implemented well, will improve an organization’s hand hygiene compliance rate and contribute substantially to its efforts to reduce the frequency of health care associated infections.
The Hand Hygiene TST is an innovative web-based application designed to help health care organizations understand barriers to successful hand hygiene and to implement evidence-based solutions that lead to reductions in health care-acquired infections.