Guidance Documents

Hand Hygiene Australia has developed several documents to support the improvement of hand hygiene in settings where specific activities and associated work flow make it challenging for health care workers to determine when hand hygiene is required.

The purpose of the below documents is to provide guidance on appropriate hand hygiene practices during particular activities (and the associated process for auditing), in alignment with the principles and requirements of National Hand Hygiene Initiative.

*Please note these documents have been developed under the guidance of key stakeholders within each of the settings. HHA recognise that the processes outlined in these documents are specific to each organisation and each individual unit. The following is meant only as a guide of how to apply the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene during these specialised activities.

Practice Guidelines

Blood Collection


Audit Guidelines

Audit Blood Collection

Audit Dialysis