General Information

In the dialysis and oncology settings the risk of transmission of infection for all patients and healthcare workers is high due to repetitive invasive procedures and blood handling. It is extremely important to meet the requirements for optimal hand hygiene, despite the high number of opportunities for hand hygiene.

Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA) have developed several resources specific to these settings to provide guidance on hand hygiene practices as well as guidelines regarding the collection and submission of data to HHA as part of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative.