Audit tools

NHHI

There are a number of tools available to support hand hygiene auditing in acute and non-acute healthcare settings.

The following tools are available to support hand hygiene auditing in facilities where the HHCApp Mobile is not used for data collection:

5 Moments for Hand Hygiene compliance audit tools

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Guide, user guide or guidelines

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Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

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Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

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Template, survey or form

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Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

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Guide, user guide or guidelines

Audit tools for non-acute settings, including primary care and mental health 

Routine hand hygiene compliance auditing with the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene audit tool is not recommended for non-acute, primary care or mental health settings. However, all facilities should be aware of their jurisdictional requirements when planning measurement of their hand hygiene program.

Other measures may be appropriate for local assessment of a hand hygiene program or they may be used in conjunction with hand hygiene compliance auditing. 

The assessment tools below can be used or modified for local assessment: 

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Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

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Template, survey or form

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Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

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Template, survey or form

Audit tools for Dental

Some dental services may decide, on the basis of an appropriate risk assessment, to undertake hand hygiene auditing by direct observation in addition to (or instead of) using program evaluation tools. Recognising that the auditing methodology developed for acute hosptials may not be applicable to the dental setting, guidance is provided regarding the collection of representative hand hygiene compliance data by solo, group and hospital based dental services as part of the NHHI, including the establishment of dental/oral health specific health care worker and department codes.

All of the relevant Hand Hygiene Compliance auditing documents for dental services can be downloaded below:

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Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

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Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

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Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

Practice guideline and audit tool for blood collection

The resources below are intended as guidance for application of the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene and auditing during blood collection. Practice may be tailored to accommodate local requirements.

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Guide, user guide or guidelines

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Guide, user guide or guidelines

Practice guideline and audit tool for dialysis

The resources below are intended as guidance for application of the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene and auditing in dialysis units. Practice may be tailored to accommodate local requirements.

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Guide, user guide or guidelines

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Guide, user guide or guidelines