28 Jan 2021 | Infection Prevention & Control
At a recent webinar held by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, hand hygiene coordinators shared initiatives that have worked in their district health boards (DHBs) since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commission spokesperson Nikki Grae says common themes included:
Following on from the webinar, participants were surveyed, and results showed auditing in operating theatres is the special interest area most hand hygiene coordinators would like the Commission to focus on. Discussions with infection prevention and control stakeholders about what other areas should be focused on are scheduled, and a working group will help progress the most pressing quality improvement initiatives.
If you have any questions or would like to be involved, please email: HHNZ@hqsc.govt.nz.