Aesthetic Day Surgery’s hand hygiene program has been developed to ensure all staff are educated in the 5 moments for hand hygiene and current hand hygiene practice.
Regular compliance audits are carried out and the results provided to the National Hand Hygiene Initiative for comparison to the national rate.
ADS Hand Hygiene Compliance Report for: 2019
|NHHI Audit Period||Correctly Performed Hand Hygiene Moments||% of Correctly Performed Hand Hygiene Moments|
|Audit March 2019||98/101||97%|
|Audit October 2019||96/101||95%|
|ADS Average for 2019||96%|
|National Average as at October 2019||85.4%|
Hand Hygiene Information for Patients
Hand Hygiene is the process that reduces the number of micro-organisms on hands and is the single most important factor in reducing hospital acquired infections.
Hand hygiene is a general term applying to the use of soap/solution and water, or a waterless antimicrobial agent such as an alcohol-based hand rub, to the surface of the hands.
Improving Hand Hygiene among healthcare workers is currently the single most effective intervention to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections in Australian hospitals.
Five Moments for Hand Hygiene have been identified as the critical times when Hand Hygiene should be performed.