WA public hospital hand hygiene compliance (By Moment)

Graph: WA public hospital hand hygiene compliance

Western Australian Public Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance

Table: Hand Hygiene Compliance By Moment

Audit 3 2020

WA public hospital compliance
Moment 1 Moment 2 Moment 3 Moment 4 Moment 5
84% 88% 91% 89% 83%

What do these figures show?

What do these figures show? 

The average hand hygiene compliance by WA healthcare workers by moment. Five moments for hand hygiene have been identified as the critical times when hand hygiene should be performed (external site).

The most recent audit period is Audit 3 2020 (July – October 2020). 

In Audit 3 2020, WA healthcare workers were observed to perform hand hygiene more often after they touched a patient than before touching a patient. They were observed to perform hygiene less often after touching a patient’s surroundings. This trend is similar to national data and what is observed in other hospitals around the world (data not shown). 

Poster showing the five moments for hand hygiene – before touching a patient, before a procedure, after a procedure or body fluid exposure risk, after touching a patient, and after touching a patient's surroundings

Reports on hand hygiene

Last reviewed: 17-12-2020
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