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Audit tools – NHHI

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

Hand hygiene programs should have a range of processes to monitor and report healthcare workers’ hand hygiene practices, including: 

  • Direct observational auditing of hand hygiene practices 
  • Auditing of hand hygiene product availability 
  • Conducting staff surveys on their knowledge of hand hygiene practices 
  • Conducting consumer surveys on staff hand hygiene practices
  • Monitoring staff hand hygiene education uptake.
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