HHA Manual

Hand Hygiene Australia Manual

HHA Manual (pdf) (updated July 2017)

The evidence supporting Hand Hygiene in healthcare is constantly evolving, and as a result this document is regularly updated. If printed it may not represent the most accurate up to date version.

Click HERE to view a quick guide to updates from previous edition of the HHA Manual (added July 2017)

 Practice Guidelines

Blood Collection  (added August 2011)

Dialysis (added Oct 2012)

ABHR Safety Information

Generic ABHR OH&S Risk Assessment Form  (added January 2009)

Generic Skin Assessment Form and Action Plan (reviewed June 2011)

Skin Assessment Form Only (from Gerneric Skin Assessment Form and Action Plan) (added August 2017)

Flow Chart and Action Plan Only (from Gerneric Skin Assessment Form and Action Plan) (added August 2017)

Practical Steps for healthcare workers with contact dermatitis - Flow chart for management from the Occupational Dermatology Education and Research Centre (added August 2017)


Hand Hygiene In Outpatient Care

To respond to the demand from national representatives and stakeholders around the world, the WHO Clean Care is Safer Care team is delighted to launch the new WHO Guide on Hand Hygiene in Outpatient and Home-based Care and Long-term Care Facilities.

Based on evidence from systematic reviews, experts' consensus and peer review, this document was developed thanks to the essential technical input and support of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain. Critical technical input was also provided by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.