Hand Hygiene

Mrs Ning An1, Brendon Heley1, Ann Whitfield1 1Fiona Stanly Hospital, Perth, Australia Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are a major risk to patient safety and contribute to prolonged length of hospital stay as well as increasing cost, morbidity, and mortality.  Improving...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Jacqueline Meyer1, Associate Professor Rhonda L Stuart1 1Monash Health, Clayton, Australia Introduction: Effective hand hygiene (HH) is an important measure in reducing hospital-acquired infections (HAI). However, inappropriate product use may have unintended adverse consequences. Methods: When our new 64-bed...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Claire Nayda1, Ms  Terri  Cripps1, Mrs  Trish  Maldigri1, Ms  Jillian  McKee1, Ms Renee  Thurston1, Captain  Starlight1 1Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Sydney, Australia Introduction Results from the 2017 and 2018 National Standards Compliance Survey of Inpatients revealed that one of...
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Mia Brill1 1Austin Health, Heidelberg, Australia Background: Effective health care worker hand hygiene practices are vital in the prevention of health care associated infections and the transmission of antimicrobial resistance, yet little focus is placed on patient centered approach...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Carolyn Ellis1, Ms  Kathy Dempsey1, Ms Susan Jain1, Mr Ronald Govers1 1Clinical Excellence Commission, Haymarket, Australia Background: The Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) program of the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) aims to assist local health districts and specialty health networks...
  • August 4, 2019
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Ms Carolyn Tullett1, Ms Mia Brill1, Mr John Greenough1, Dr Jason Kwong1 1Austin Health, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg, Australia Introduction: Consensus recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of...
  • July 30, 2019
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Ms Katherine McKay1,2, Professor Ramon Shaban2,3, Doctor Patricia  Ferguson4 1Eastern Health, Box Hill, Australia, 2The University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia, 3Western Sydney Local Health District, North Paramatta, Australia, 4Department of Infectious Diseases, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia Introduction: Hand hygiene (HH)...
  • July 30, 2019
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Mrs Kaye Bellis1, M Pauline Bass1 1Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia Background: Implementing staff hand hygiene (HH) programs is a key component for Infection Prevention (IP), and standardised auditing methods enable compliance to be evaluated. Consumer experience surveys are used increasingly...
  • July 30, 2019
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Mrs Kaye Bellis1, Ms Christine  Sharp1, Ms Pauline Bass1 1Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia Background: Historically, medical staff in Emergency Departments (EDs) have been observed to have lower rates of hand hygiene (HH) compliance when compared to staff in other clinical...
  • July 30, 2019
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Mrs Elizabeth Orr1, Ms Sally Havers2, Ms Mia Brill1, Ms Joanna Price1, Professor Linsday Grayson1,2 1Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia 2Hand Hygiene Australia   Introduction: Hand hygiene compliance (HHC) in the Emergency Department (ED) was significantly lower than the rest of Austin Health at 58.9% (95%CI 54.0-63.7%) compared to 79.3% (95%CI 78.1-80.5%)....
  • August 14, 2018
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