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