Patient Safety Tool: Indiana Health Department's Hand Hygiene Observation Tool

The Indiana State Department of Health offers a free, downloadable hand hygiene observation tool for use by healthcare providers.

The hand hygiene observation tool was developed by the Indiana Healthcare Associated Infection Initiative. The tool, which includes detailed instructions for infection prevention staff and staff assigned to act as observers, allows for 30 separate observations.

Download the hand hygiene observation tool for use and adaptation in your facility.

Note: View our database providing 150 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

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