Essentials: Guides & Tips

The Essentials dashboard provides you with a general overview of the hand hygiene levels at your hospital. The data is presented in three ways to give you the maximum assistance in improving hand hygiene.


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Pie chart

Essentials pie chart

The pie chart shows the average hand hygiene level.

The number is based in data from the day before collected from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59.  For the Hygiene mentor it will show the average hand hygiene for the ward they are responsible for. For the Primary contact person it shows the average of all the wards that have the Sani nudge system. 

Line chart

The line chart displays the daily compliance over the past 30 days.

Essentials line graph

You can see a thick, coloured line which shows the daily average hand hygiene level (compliance) for the past 30 days. The blue, thin line shows the monthly average hand hygiene (compliance) for the past 30 days. For a Hygiene mentor, the data will be based on data for the ward they are assigned and for the Primary contact person, the line graph will be based on data for all wards with the sani nudge system installed. 

Is there a general increase or decrease in the hand hygiene trend? Are you maintaining the level of hygiene over time? Can you account for any large fluctuations in compliance?

Table data

The table data breaks down the hand hygiene levels to the different wards in your hospital with the solution implemented. Here, the Primary contact person can see the average hand hygiene level for the past day on ward level, the amount of Active Sani IDs and the amount of sanitizations they have performed.  

Essentials table

"Active IDs" refers to the number of Sani IDs registered the day before by a Sani Sensor in one of the rooms which is setup for hand hygiene measuring. A Sani ID can count as active on several wards. For a Sani ID to be classified as having been active the day prior, two requirements have to be fulfilled:

  1. The health care worker has to have been registered by a sani sensor in a room where hand hygiene compliance is measured.
  2. The health care worker has to have been in five or more situations were hand hygiene were required or had five or more situations performing hand hygiene.

It is important to note that Active IDs is not equivalent to the number of staff at work! The number can be used by the as an indication of how many staff members that are wearing a Sani ID.


This number informs the customer of the amount of sanitizations occurring during a 24-hour period. It refers to all the sanitizations taking place in a ward when staff is using a dispenser with a Sani Sensor.

The number also includes the amount of sanitizations in the kitchen, offices, hallways and patient toilets if there is a Sani Sensor on the dispensers and this is even though there are no hand hygiene results for these rooms. The amount of sanitizations does not have to be related to a compliance situation. Many healthcare workers sanitize when leaving the office (or walking in the hallway) and perform hand rub for 30 seconds while working into the patient room, and they need to be credited for that specific sanitization and do not need to sanitize once more when entering the patient zone.  BUT the healthcare worker might also sanitize in situations where they are not obligated to do so e.g. between different tasks in the offices. These sanitizations will also be recorded and displayed in Essentials even though these sanitizations were not directly related to the compliance results. 

How can I use this data?

First, take a look at the pie chart. Are you still in the green zone? Have you increased or decreased since last week?

Second, look at the line chart. Do you see any alarming fluctuations in compliance? Have you suddenly decreased? Are you maintaining a good level of hand hygiene?

Third, study the table data. Are there any wards that are doing particularly poorly? Is there a good commitment to wearing the Sani IDs? Is the amount of hand sanitizations as expected?

Fourth, download the data as a CSV file to use in your internal data analysis tools.

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

Sani nudge recommendations

We recommend you target the wards with the lowest overall compliance. Present the data to the staff and discuss hand hygiene in your weekly meetings. Perhaps ask your colleagues why they think hand hygiene is not as high as it should be. Go over your hand hygiene rules of your hospital.

Further Help

Take a look at Weekly Improvements to identify the room types at the wards with the lowest and highest compliance. 

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.