Hand Hygiene Compliance of WA Public Hospital Healthcare Workers

Figure - Hand Hygiene Compliance of WA public hospital healthcare workers

Table: Hand Hygiene Compliance of WA Public Hospital Healthcare Workers
2015 average 2016 Average 2017 Average Audit 1 2018 
Nursing/midwifery 83% 87% 87% 88%
Medical professional 70% 73% 73% 73%
Phlebotomist 73% 83% 84% 89%
Allied health professional 82% 85% 86% 86%
Personal care (e.g. PCA, AIN) 75% 80% 81% 85%

What do these figures show?

The average hand hygiene compliance of a range of WA public hospital healthcare workers, including: nurses / midwives, doctors, phlebotomists, allied health professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists), and personal care staff (e.g. patient care assistants, assistants in nursing).

Data collected from 2015 to Audit 1 2018 (the purple bar) is shown.

Variation in performance continues to exist between healthcare professions

*Caution should be exercised when using this data for comparison purposes, due to varying sample sizes between healthcare worker groups.

Reports on hand hygiene

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Quality Improvement and Change Management Unit