Hand hygiene registration

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Ambulance Wish Western Australia is now registered under the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s National Hand Hygiene Initiative as part of its Infection Control Policy.

This means that clinical volunteers who undertake the online learning modules will not need to upload copies of their annual hand hygiene certification as successful completion will be automatically documented.

According to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, all health service organisations and facilities should have a hand hygiene programme to reduce the risks of healthcare-associated infection.

Hand hygiene improvement program resources are based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) – World Alliance for Patient Safety campaign – “Clean Care is Safer Care” launched in 2005. Core components of these programs include the provision of alcohol-based hand rub at the point-of-care, health care worker education, and auditing with performance feedback of hand hygiene compliance according to the WHO ‘My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene’ approach.

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