Alcohol Hand Rub Consumption Surveillance

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The alcohol hand rub surveillance initiative was set up in July 2007 by the HSE in conjunction with the acute public hospitals, as an indicator of hand hygiene compliance in all acute public hospitals in Ireland. The data collected represents the total volume of alcohol-based hand rub used per hospital per year/quarter, excluding that used for pre-operative surgical "scrub". The surveillance protocol and forms can be found below in addition to the annual hospital reports.