The key aim of the NHHI is to develop a National HH culture-change program that will:

Achieve sustained improvements in HH compliance rates

Accurately measure rates of staphylococcal disease – a key outcome measure of the program

Reduce the rates of HCAIs

Develop an effective education and credentialing system to improve knowledge about HH and infection control

Make HH and infection prevention ‘core business’ for all healthcare institutions and the wider Australian community

The Aussie 5 Moments

Follow the 5 Moments every time you see a patient:

  1. Before touching a patient
  2. Before a procedure
  3. After a procedure or body fluid exposure
  4. After touching a patient
  5. After touching a patient's surroundings