HHA Publications

Peer Reviewed

Grayson ML, Stewardson AJ, Russo PL, Ryan KE, Olsen KL, Havers SM, Greig S, Cruickshank M, Australia HH, National Hand Hygiene Initiative. Effects of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative after 8 years on infection control practices, health-care worker education, and clinical outcomes: a longitudinal study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2018 Sep 28.

Grayson ML, Russo P. The Australian hand hygiene initiative. Med J Aust 2009; 191: 420-1.

Grayson ML, Melvani S, Druce J, Barr IG, Ballard SA, Johnson PDR, Birch C. Efficacy of soap and water and alcohol-based hand-rub preparations against live H1N1 influenza on the hands of human volunteers. Clin Infect Dis 2009; 2009; 48:285–91.

Grayson ML, Russo PL, Cruickshank M, Bear JL, Gee CA, Hughes C, Johnson PDR, McCann R, McMillan AJ, Mitchell BG, Selvey C, Smith RE, Wilkinson I, on behalf of Hand Hygiene Australia, respective State/Territory contributors and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. Outcomes from the first 2 years of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative. Med J Aust 2011; 195: 615-9.

Huang GKL, Stewardson AJ, Grayson ML. Back to basics: hand hygiene and isolation. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2014; 27(4):379-89.

Grayson ML. Response to K. Page et al., Costing the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative. J Hosp Infect. 2015; 89:137-8.

Ryan K, Russo PL, Heard KR, Havers SM, Bellis KE, Grayson ML. Development of a standardised approach to observing hand hygiene compliance in Australia. Healthcare Infection, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HI12022

Graves N, Barnett A, White K, Jimmieson N, Page K, Campbell M, Stevens E, Rashleigh-Rolls R, Grayson ML, Paterson D. Evaluating the economics of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative. Healthcare Infection. 2012. 17(1) 5-10

Stewardson AS, Russo PL, Grayson ML. Doctor, do you have a moment? National Hand Hygiene Initiative compliance in Australian hospitals. Med J Aust. 2014; 201:264-5.

Grayson ML, Russo P. Problematic linkage of publicly disclosed hand hygiene compliance and health care-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia rates. Med J Aust 2012; 197:212-4.

Russo PL, Pittet D, Grayson ML. Australia: A leader in hand hygiene (Editorial). Healthcare Infection, 2012, 17:1-2.

Russo PL. Caution advised when interpreting MyHospitals data (Letter). Healthcare Infection, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HI12036


Articles and Abstracts

Ryan K, Hand Hygiene – ten little fingers and how many bugs? Spectrum Australian Institute of Radiography 2010, 17(9): 20-21.

Simpson P. One hand washes the other. Australian Aged Care Bulletin 2011, winter, 42-46.

Ryan K, Hand Hygiene – ten little fingers and how many bugs? InMotion, Australian Physiotherapy Association, 2010 Sept, 12-13.

Ryan K, Hand Hygiene – ten little fingers and how many bugs? Sound Effects, Australian Sonographers Association, 2011, 1, 38-39.

Russo PL, Havers S. How is your hand hygiene? Private Hospital, Australian Private Hospitals Association. 2012, April. 54-55.

Simpson P. One hand washes the other. Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin. 2011 Autumn.

Russo PL. National Hand Hygiene Initiative. Australian Safety&health matters. 2009, 2(1). 8-9.

Grayson ML, Russo PL, Ryan K, Bellis KE. Good hand hygiene is good medicine. Medicine Today 2012, 13(3). 28-34.

Simpson P, Havers S. Handling hand hygiene in day surgery. Day Surgery Australia. 2010; 9(3): 4-5.


Textbook chapters

Russo PL, Grayson ML. Hand Hygiene Campaigning: From one hospital to the entire country (Chapter 36). In: Hand Hygiene. Pittet D. (ed.)

Boyce JM, Grayson ML. Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Safety. (Chapter 16). In: Hand Hygiene. Pittet D. (ed.)