Dialysis/Oncology

To ensure the collection of representative hand hygiene compliance data collected as part of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative from standalone or satellite dialysis or oncology centres* the following guidelines are recommended.

Objective:

To ensure the collection of representative hand hygiene compliance data collected as part of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative from standalone or satellite dialysis or oncology centres* the following guidelines are recommended.

Dialysis/Oncology Centre Size:

Peer Group Definition
Large Stand alone facility performing >5,000 procedures per annum
Small Stand alone facility performing <5,000 procedures per annum

 

Target Number of Moments for Dialysis/Oncology Centres:

Dialysis Centre size Required number of HH audits per year Required number of HH observations per facility each audit
Large 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 dialysis centres of the same peer grouping
  • Compliance data to be collected & submitted as per Hand Hygiene Australia website/manual. 
 
* A standalone or satellite dialysis or Oncology centre is one which is physically separate to a healthcare facility with other areas requiring HHC data collection.
 
# A healthcare facility with a dialysis or oncology ward is required to collect HHC moments for that ward as per the “Guidelines for Data Submission to HHA – Hospitals