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HHNZ Guidance

Hand Hygiene New Zealand Implementation Guidelines 2013
This document provides a practical guide to implementing the Hand Hygiene New Zealand programme within DHBs in New Zealand.

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Hand Hygiene New Zealand Auditing Handbook
The HHNZ Auditing Manual is intended to be used as a practical “how to” guide for undertaking compliance and outcomes auditing as part of the HHNZ programme within individual DHBs. It is envisioned that gold auditors and hand hygiene coordinators will refer to this manual to further support and implement the knowledge they have gained during auditor training workshops.

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Hand Hygiene New Zealand Patient Participation Guidelines
The WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (2009) and the Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) Implementation Guidelines encourage the development of partnerships between patients, consumers, their families and whanau, and healthcare workers (HCWs) as a way to promote hand hygiene in the healthcare setting. These guidelines are designed to assist district health board (DHB) hand hygiene coordinators to develop and implement a hand hygiene patient participation programme as one component of their overall multi-modal hand hygiene programme.

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Hand Hygiene New Zealand Resource Kit for Medical Professionals
The HHNZ Resource Kit for Medical Professionals has been developed for hospital-based medical professionals to use to educate and drive hand hygiene improvement within their service. The kit contains the rationale for using the World Health Organizations’ ‘5 Moments’ approach to hand hygiene, information about encouraging a frontline ownership approach to improve hand hygiene, education materials on glove use, and a list of journal articles for further reading.

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Hand Hygiene New Zealand Education Toolkit
The HHNZ education toolkit has been developed to provide district health board (DHB) hand hygiene coordinators, champions and others, with a range of ideas and activities for delivering hand hygiene education to healthcare workers.
The toolkit draws upon the principles of Frontline Ownership (FLO) so that the reader can devise their own education strategy depending upon the unique needs of their hospital, service or ward. It is intended to be practical and easily utilised. It has been developed with the input of hand hygiene coordinators throughout New Zealand.

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Hand Hygiene New Zealand Communication Toolkit
The hand hygiene communication toolkit provides district health board (DHB) staff with a range of ideas and guidance to promote hand hygiene and to engage healthcare workers to improve their practice.

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Hand hygiene and glove use
Hand hygiene must be performed regardless of glove use. This one page poster provides guidance and tips to ensure excellent hand hygiene is performed whenever gloves are required.

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Planning your hand hygiene audit
Auditing is a pivotal part of a hand hygiene quality improvement programme. This one page document provides some tips on how to help the auditing process run smoothly.

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Troubleshooting guide for android devices
This document provides troubleshooting tips for auditors who are using an android smartphone or tablet to submit data to the Hand Hygiene Australia Compliance Application (HHCApp).

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Troubleshooting guide for apple devices
This document provides troubleshooting tips for auditors who are using an iphone or ipad to submit data to the Hand Hygiene Australia Compliance Application (HHCApp).

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Hand Hygiene Australia Compliance Application (HHCApp) for Auditors
This powerpoint presentation provides information for auditors on how to use the Hand Hygiene Australia Compliance Application (HHCApp).

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Implementation guide for the surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB)

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