Gold Standard Auditor Workshops

FAQs - Gold Standard Auditor Workshops

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HHA Hand Hygiene Workshops are designed to teach participants how to audit Hand Hygiene Compliance using the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene audit tool.

The Workshops also provide education to participants on implementing a Hand Hygiene program at a healthcare facility, and Hand Hygiene education for healthcare workers.  

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Careful thought and planning needs to be put into choosing the right person to attend a hand hygiene workshop.  They will usually become the person who conducts the HHC audits, but should also be involved in date review, education, promotion and implementation of improvement strategies. The appropriate person will vary between facilities. Points to consider include:

  • Have a background as a clinical health professional
  • Availability to attend HHA Auditor training
  • Have time available to conduct audits
  • Have a good understanding of auditing/feedback/education processes
  • Acknowledge and understand safety and privacy concerns of patients and staff
  • Have the ability to provide immediate feedback to staff for good hand hygiene practices, and correct unacceptable performance
  • Auditors from a variety of health professions could promote widespread acceptance/ownership/participation in activities to improve hand hygiene within their area.

There are no costs to attend a HHA gold standard auditor workshop.


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HHA recommend that each standalone healthcare organisation that is required to submit data to HHA, has a gold standard auditor who is the person responsible for the hand hygiene program.

If your organisation has support for the hand hygiene lead from a gold standard auditor within your healthcare network, then it is not always necessary to have a gold standard auditor onsite, especially for very small facilities.