Patient Safety Tool: Excel Log for Computing Alcohol Product Use


The VA National Center for Patient Safety offers a free, downloadable spreadsheet that can be used to compute grams of alcohol product used per 1,000 patient days.

The template is intended to help healthcare providers assess use of alcohol-based hand rubs and compliance to hand hygiene practices. The VA notes that logging this data is a challenging but not unrealistic goal. It requires cooperation from a number of areas, such as nursing, supply, logistics and housekeeping. When used appropriately, however, this tool can help identify opportunities for patient care improvement.

Download the alcohol product use observation tool (XLS) for use by your facility.

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