National Hand Hygiene Initiative Manual


The Manual includes information on all aspects of the NHHI and a practical step-by-step guide to implementing and sustaining hand hygiene programs in Australian healthcare facilities. 


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    Topics covered in the NHHI Manual include:

    • Principles of hand hygiene practice and the evidence for its effectiveness
    • The 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene
    • Alcohol-based handrubs
    • Hand hygiene promotion and healthcare worker education
    • Local implementation of the NHHI
    • Audit data submission, validation and reporting
    • Sustaining a hand hygiene program
    • Auditing hand hygiene compliance
    • The Hand Hygiene Compliance Application (HHCApp) and other tools for hand hygiene auditing