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Hand Hygiene NZ video competition: Deadline extended!

27 Aug 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

To encourage more teams to enter the Hand Hygiene NZ video competition, the deadline has been extended by one month until Friday 28 September. The HHNZ team have also created their own video as an example to would-be film producers - the link is included.

Latest hand hygiene audit results available

24 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Anonymised compliance results from the latest hand hygiene audit period are now available to view on the Hand Hygiene New Zealand website.

Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

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Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Hand Hygiene July eBulletin now available

4 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

The July eBulletin contains HHNZ programme updates, information about a new prize up for grabs as part of the HHNZ video competition, interesting research, our usual education zone, and much more!

June issue of Target CLAB Zero newsletter now out

18 Jun 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Target CLAB Zero is a collaborative project that aims to reduce the rate of central line associated bacteraemia in intenisve care units to zero by 2013. This is the project's second newsletter.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

Paper supports focus on hospitals’ hand hygiene

11 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

A paper published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal supports a focus on improving hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections.

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Clean hands save lives

4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Today (5 May) is World Hand Hygiene Day and the Commission says it is a good reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene in the fight against preventable healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

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Congratulating efforts to improve hand hygiene

4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

As World Hand Hygiene Day approaches on Saturday 05 May, Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) congratulates District Health Boards and hospital-based healthcare workers throughout the country for working hard to improve hand hygiene practice.

Clean hands save lives

4 May 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Today (5 May) is World Hand Hygiene Day and the Commission says it is a good reminder of the importance of good hand hygiene in the fight against preventable healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).

Christchurch ICU achieves 100 CLAB Zero days

18 Apr 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Christchurch Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit has reached an important landmark in its campaign to reduce the number of central line associated bacteraemia (CLAB) infections to zero

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Target CLAB Zero newsletter now out

28 Mar 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Target CLAB Zero is a collaborative project that aims to reduce the rate of central line associated bacteraemia in intenisve care units to zero by 2013. This is the project's first newsletter.