Weekly Improvements: Guides & tips

Overview on how to get the most out of the Weekly Improvements page

The Weekly Improvements page shows hand hygiene on room type level, so that you can learn which rooms your team is performing well in and where you need to place more focus. You can compare the recent hand hygiene level with a reference period from earlier. This way, you can see your progression.

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Bar charts

The bar charts show the ward's hand hygiene level for each room on a weekly basis. Each bar shows the compliance for a full calendar week (Monday - Sunday). The bar chart is split into two parts. The first part is the reference period which you can change in the top right corner. The second part shows the past six weeks of data.

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Reference weeks

At the top of the page there is the opportunity to select the reference weeks you would like to compare the most recent data with. We recommend you to choose weeks near the start of installation or during the baseline so you can get an idea of how much your team has improved since.

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Hand hygiene opportunities

When you hover your mouse over the bars a number appears. This reflects the amount of times the healthcare workers were in situations were they should perform hand sanitization either before or after entering the room or both as in patient rooms.

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Patient visits (within zone)

For the Patient rooms, you can choose to see the hand hygiene level for hand hygiene situations before entering the room, after entering the room or as an average of both. Use the selector on the top right corner of the Patient room bar chart.

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Before patient contact is the hand hygiene level when only considering if the staff members remembered to sanitize before they entered the patient zone.

After patient contact is the hand hygiene level when only considering if the staff members remembered to sanitize after they left the patient zone.

Average hand hygiene: Shows the overall hand hygiene level for patient rooms considering both before and after patient contact. 

Rules

The icon in the top right corner of each bar chart represents will when hovered over, display the hand hygiene rule for that room. 


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How can I use this data?

First, you should navigate to the ward that you are most interested in viewing the hand hygiene compliance score. 

Second, scroll down the page to view the hand hygiene levels at each room type

Third, check the hand hygiene level before and after patient contact in the patient room bar chart.

Fourth, print out the room types you find most interesting to share with your team. We recommend you to both show a good room and a bad room to encourage a discussion. 

Finally, show your colleagues and employees the data. Encourage communication and discussion around hand hygiene. 

 

Further help

Use Essentials to get an overview of the compliance at the hospital and identify the wards that need most help. 

Use Team Insights to target specific staff groups that are performing poorly in hand hygiene. 

Encourage your healthcare workers to sign up to Individual Motivation so they can improve their own hand hygiene scores.

Take advantage of the nudging feature in Intelligent Nudging to remind and reinforce good hand hygiene behaviour.