Hand hygiene observation coding classification tool (NHHI)
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Observation coding classification tool for hand hygiene auditing
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) is due to release a national auditor training framework for general and gold standard auditors by the end of March 2023. Refer to the NHHI Manual for further information.
Hand hygiene auditors are selected, trained, validated and supported according to requirements as per the NHHI and 5 Moments of Hand Hygiene to ensure consistent data collection and reporting.
The following information provides exemplar guidance relating to general auditor training. Before completing this training, approval and support is to be provided by your Local Health Network (LHN) Hand Hygiene (HH) Program Coordinator. Contact details for the LHN HH Program Coordinators are provided on the hand hygiene in the healthcare environment webpage.
The following resources provide education and training links for general auditor (GA) training. Once this initial training is completed, the GA needs to complete a practical audit session with a Gold Standard Auditor (GSA) to become validated.
A practical audit session with a Gold Standard auditor (GSA) is required to become validated as a GA. The GSA will then be able to add the GA to the NHHI database and provide further advice and guidance.
For further information on hand hygiene auditor education and training, contact the SA Health Infection Control Service or (08) 7425 7161.