Day Hospitals

Objective:

To ensure the collection of representative hand hygiene compliance data collected as part of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative from freestanding day hospitals the following guidelines are recommended.

Day Hospital Size:

Peer Group Definition
Large Stand alone facility performing >5,000 procedures per annum
Medium Stand alone facility performing 2,000 -5,000 procedures per annum
Small Stand alone facility performing <2,000 procedures per annum
*adapted from the Australian Hospital Peer Groupings, AIHW 2008

 

Target Number of Moments for Day Hospitals:

Day Hospital size Required number of HH audits per year Required number of HH observations per facility each audit
Large 3 350
Medium 3 200
Small 3 100

 

Recommendations:

  • Facility Hand Hygiene Project Coordinator to determine facility size, according to peer grouping guidelines above.
  • Target number of moments to be collected as per table above, dependant on facility size.
  • Collection of target number of moments will be comparable to hospitals of the same peer grouping collecting data in their Day Procedure Unit.
  • Compliance data to be collected & submitted as per Hand Hygiene Australia manual.