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Hand Hygiene Policy

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2010_058

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Medical Treatment
Clinical/ Patient Services - Nursing and Midwifery
Population Health - Infection Control
Personnel/Workforce - Industrial and Employee Relations

Summary
The Hand Hygiene Policy outlines the specific hand hygiene practices required to minimise the risk of patients, visitors and staff acquiring a healthcare associated infection. The policy sets out when staff must perform hand hygiene and requires the use of alcohol based hand rubs for most instances of hand hygiene performed during patient care. Please also refer to IB2010_049.

Date of Publication: 13 September 2010

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Declared, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and Clinics, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals

Audience: Administration, all staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, Divisions of General Practice, Government Medical Officers, Health Associations Unions, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 30 June 2017

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: H10/62330-5

Status: Active

File link: Hand Hygiene Policy
File size: 693Kb

Hand Hygiene Policy

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