Improve with Data-driven TST
The TST provides a tested framework for quality improvement that increases hand hygiene compliance and helps reduce HAIs.
Defining Hand Hygiene
In the TST, hand hygiene is limited to the two moments of wash in and wash out to help you better measure instances of compliance.
A Clear, Coordinated Process
Your successful TST project begins with a strong foundation of planning and teamwork. There are videos displayed throughout the tool providing tips on how to use the TST. You will also find links to World Health Organization guidelines and other resources for additional information.
Set up your project
Select an area of focus for your hand hygiene improvement effort and name your project. You can follow pre-established parameters if you wish. Select the HAIs you will track.
Appoint your team
Identify your core and site team members and define their roles and responsibilities.
Establish your project charter
Define the scope, team members, goals, and completion dates of the hand hygiene pilot project. Pilot your initiative in a few areas and gradually expand to other units.
Train data collectors
Select your data collectors and use the online training tools to assist your data collectors in accurately collecting the hand hygiene data. Learn the difference between an observer and just-in-time coach.
Access built-in resources on defining hand hygiene, training modules, and a suggested timeline for your project.
A customized dashboard helps you review your organization’s progress and compare it to international and U.S. TST users.
Learn ways to maintain improvements in your unit, replicate these results in other areas, and advance your project beyond the wash in/wash out stage.