A Hand Hygiene project is part of a full IRIS.

A thorough hand hygiene protocol performed by healthcare employees is considered to be the most effective way to limit and prevent healthcare related infections as well the spread of bacteriae.

Within the IRIS, an indication for hand hygiene is calculated, based on the use of hand alcohol and the amount of patients during a set period of time.

The hand hygiene indicator is based on the assumption that approximately 30 moments of disinfection take place on a clinical department (non ICU) per day.