Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality (Andalusian Patient Safety Observatory), Spain
|Originally developed by:||Andalusian Agency for Healthcare Quality (Andalusian Patient Safety Observatory), Spain.|
|Country of origin:||Spain|
|Year of development:||2011|
|Available in the following languages:||English, Spanish|
Type of tool: tool for evaluation and feedback
Online version of the WHO questionnaires “Hand Hygiene Knowledge Questionnaire for Health-Care Workers” and “Perception Survey for Health-Care Workers”.
The questionnaires can be completed by as many healthcare professionals as the centre wants, so the centre can get information about the perception and knowledge of the staff on hand hygiene and can track their progress.
The implementation process is easy and quick, since the interested professionals can access to the questionnaire via web. The centre just needs a username and password, provided by us, to have access to all the data.
These tool are extensions of questionnaires validated by WHO, and facilitate the evaluation and use of obtained data.
Healthcare centres (hospitals, primary care or emergency teams); the questionnaire should be filled in by one person responsible for patient safety in the centre
Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)
Every healthcare centre or unit
Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice
Since its launch in 2010, the questionnaire has been filled in 846 times by 220 centres (hospitals, primary care and emergency units) in Andalusia and also in other regions in Spain.
Needed resources (financial, material, human)
Not many financial, material or human resources are needed.
The tool is developed on an open-source software, so its use is free of charge.
The only needed resource is the translation, in case one wants to use it in a different language from English and Spanish.
Needed time for implementation
Strengths and limitations
Strengths: Easy to implement, to use and to access. No training needed.