Effects of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative after 8 years on infection control practices, health-care worker education, and clinical outcomes: a longitudinal study
M Lindsay Grayson, Andrew J Stewardson, Philip L Russo, Kate E Ryan, Karen L Olsen, Sally M Havers, Susan Greig, Marilyn Cruickshank
LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) is a standardised culture-change programme based on the WHO My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene approach to improve hand hygiene compliance among Australian health-care workers and reduce the risk of health-care-associated infections. We analysed its effectiveness. METHODS: In this longitudinal study, we assessed outcomes of the NHHI for the 8 years after implementation (between Jan 1, 2009, and June 30, 2017), including hospital participation, hand hygiene compliance (measured as the proportion of observed Moments) three times per year, educational engagement, cost, and association with the incidence of health-care-associated Staphylococcus ..View full abstract
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.