E-Bulletin May 2011

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May 2011

Hand hygiene compliance datasubmission

Audit period 2 data submission date is rapidly approaching (see dates below). HHA recommend a six week duration in order to collect the required moments necessary: 

hha1 Period 2 –30th June, 2011

hha1 Period 3 –31st October, 2011

hha1 5th May WHO World Hand Hygiene Day – ITS NOT TOO LATE!!! (closes 15th June)

As part of the 5th May campaign this year, the World Health Organisation are inviting all healthcare facilities to participate in their Global Survey Project by completing the WHO online Self Assessment Framework tool. The main objective of the Global Survey Project is to gather a global picture of progress regarding hand hygiene and to estimate how much theSAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands globalcampaign promotesactions takenby healthcare facilities. Some of you may have already completed a modified version of this survey, but we would invite you to complete this global version to assist WHO. By submitting the data in this survey, you will be able to automatically calculate your score and will contribute to the global survey. Please follow this link to access Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework .

hha1 Online Learning Package (OLP)

The OLP for ‘Allied Health’is now live along with the standard, medical, nursing & auditor OLP’s and can be accessed by the following link Online Learning Login. We are also working on a non-clinical OLP and are working on enhancements for the OLP that will indicate the exact question that is incorrect whilst conducting the OLP, which is not currently a feature.

hha1 HHCApp Popularity

Due to it’s popularity HHCApp has been running slightly slow due to the sheer volume of users. This will hopefully be resolved in the very near future so please bear with us whilst we rectify this issue.

hha1 HHCApp Mobile

As a reminder HHCApp mobile is availableand can be accessed through the internet using any mobile device ( i.e. mobile phone, iPod touch, iPad, computer tablet) that has a HTML 5 compliant browser, which is nearly all of the latest browsers including Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8. You can try it out by browsing to HHCApp Mobile on your mobile device. Instructions are available on our website at HHCApp. If you would like more information onany of the abovemobile devicespleasecontact Kel Heard by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

hha1 HHCApp Reports

As a further reminder all Organisational Administrators have the ability to generate reports of hand hygiene compliance for any time period or audit period where data has been submitted. You can create reports for the whole organisation or use a variety of filters to create reports on professional groups or individual wards/units within your organisation. The primary aim of these reports is provide the ability to feedback this data to your organisations staff which has been demonstrated, when part of a multi-modal strategy, to significantly improve hand hygiene compliance. For further instructions for using HHCApp please follow this link: HHCApp Instructions for Organisation Administrators 2010 05 25

hha1 Sally Havers Returns

We are pleased to announce that Sally Havers has now rejoined the HHA team in a part time capacity and will be the HHA representative for Queensland, both Public & Private Sectors. She will be located at University of Queensland and her contact details are email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & mob: 0466 153 479.

hha1 Resources for Community

A new pamphlet has been produce by HHA aimed at Child Care/ Pre-school environments and can be downloaded by following this link: Children Brochure 2011 05 09