Alcohol Hand Rub Consumption Surveillance
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).
In scope: To support overall multi-faceted strategy for the control and prevention of infectious diseases by providing standardised measure of alcohol hand gel consumption for acute hospitals.
32 acute hospitals regularly contribute to the data.
Surveillance of consumption of alcohol-based hand washing gels in acute hospitals. Data from entire facility in litres per each quarter supplied to HPSC. Results as rates, expressed as litre per 1000 Bed-days used per hospital are published quarterly.
Infection control teams in acute hospitals.
Completed MS Excel sheet of products used, quantity and any additional information.
Infection prevention and control staff, pharmacists or stores managers provide data on a quarterly basis, of the total amount of alcohol had rub used in litres. An MS Excel template is used for data entry. HPSC provide rates in litres per 1000 bed-days used.
Approx 130 records created for the numerator data annually.
Bi-annual and annual reports published and available on HPSC website, www.hpsc.ie .
Data requests can be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.