Patient Safety Tool: Interactive Infection Risk Assessment Worksheet

The Washington State Hospital Association provides a free, downloadable interactive infection risk assessment worksheet.


The worksheet identifies dozens of potential issues, including those relating to device-related infections, resistant microbes and surgical site infections. It then asks users to assess the probability of that issue occurring and rate the severity of it (magnitude vs. mitigation).


The worksheet then calculates the risk (relative threat) of the issue on a 0-100 percent scale.


Download the WSHA interactive infection risk assessment worksheet (xlsx) for use in your facility.


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