Revalidation Requirements for Hand Hygiene Auditors and Hand Hygiene Auditor Educators – NHHI
Annual revalidation is a method of ensuring all Hand Hygiene Auditors and Hand Hygiene Auditor Educators remain up to date with their knowledge of the 5 Moments and audit practices. This ensures valid and reliable data for the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI).
Revalidation Requirement for Hand Hygiene Auditors
The revalidation requirement for Hand Hygiene Auditors is to complete the Hand Hygiene Auditor Assessment each year.
Hand Hygiene Auditor - Lapsed Pathway
Auditors who do not maintain their auditor status:
- will lose auditor access to the HHCApp to enter audit data
- must pass the Hand Hygiene Auditor Assessment in the NHHI LMS to regain their auditor status and access to the HHCApp.
Revalidation Requirements for Hand Hygiene Auditor Educators
The revalidation requirements for Hand Hygiene Auditor Educators (HAEs) are:
- maintaining their auditor status by completing the Hand Hygiene Auditor Assessment each year in the NHHI LMS
- facilitating at least three Hand Hygiene Auditor or Hand Hygiene Auditor Educator training sessions over a three-year period, recorded in the NHHI LMS.
Over a three-year period, HAEs can conduct either:
- three training sessions for Hand Hygiene Auditors OR
- three training sessions for HAEs OR
- two sessions for Hand Hygiene Auditors and one session for HAEs OR
- one session for Hand Hygiene Auditors and two sessions for HAEs.
Co-facilitating a training session with other HAEs also counts as long as it is recorded in the NHHI LMS.
Lapsed Hand Hygiene Auditor Educator Pathway
HAE status is valid for three years.
HAEs must follow the revalidation requirement and lapsed pathway for their auditor role and the lapsed pathway for their educator role.
If the requirement of facilitating three auditor training sessions over three years via the NHHI LMS is not met, the HAE:
- will lose their educator access to the NHHI LMS
- cannot provide any Hand Hygiene Auditor or Hand Hygiene Auditor Educator training until they complete the Hand Hygiene Auditor Educator Lapsed Training Pathway in the NHHI LMS, including the:
- Hand Hygiene Auditor Educator eLearning module
- Hand Hygiene Auditor Educator Facilitated Training Session
- Hand Hygiene Auditor Educator Scenario-based Assessment.
From 2 January 2024, Gold Standard Auditors (GSAs) who had not successfully completed the GSA to HAE Validation Training Pathway will need to complete the Hand Hygiene Auditor Educator Lapsed Pathway to become a HAE.
For more information on how to complete the HAE Lapsed Training Pathway, please see the NHHI LMS User Guide - Hand Hygiene Auditor Educator Lapsed Training Pathway.