Resources and references

      1. Resources and references

Resources and references

Video demonstration of hand-hygiene technique using alcohol-based handrub: Johns Hopkins Medicine. Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. Hand Rubbing Steps Using the WHO Technique

Video demonstration of handwashing technique using soap and water: Johns Hopkins Medicine. Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. Hand-washing Steps Using the WHO Technique

Hand hygiene. In: NHMRC. Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare (2019)

National Hand Hygiene Initiative user manual (2019)

The National Hand Hygiene Initiative

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Alcohol-based handrubs

Relevant Australian standards

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. GP Standard 4. Criterion GP4.1 – Infection prevention and control, including sterilisation. In: Standards for general practices. 5th Edition. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2020.

AS 1071 – Placement and presentation of hand hygiene materials in relation to the basin in healthcare settings

Other relevant standards

European Standard EN 1500 – hygienic handrub

European Standard CEN-EN 12791 – surgical hand disinfection

References

  1. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. National Hand Hygiene Initiative manual. Sydney, NSW: ACSQHC; 2019. [Accessed 3 October 2022].
  2. Kampf G. Acquired resistance to chlorhexidine - is it time to establish an 'antiseptic stewardship' initiative? J Hosp Infect 2016; 94: 213-227.
  3. National Health and Medical Research Council. Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare (2019). Version 11.12 Updated March 2022. Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council; 2019 [Accessed 29 September 2022]