New Zealand Hand Hygiene programme: requirements to sustain improvement in a changing environment
This poster outlines the essential requirements to sustain a successful national hand hygiene programme. It was presented at the international conference on prevention and infection control, Geneva, Switzerland 10–13 September 2019.
The key elements required to support the HHNZ programme have been identified. These include a nationally-led process to support the training of gold auditor trainers and of gold auditors and also to ensure annual validation by gold auditors. Regular updates, either via online meetings or face-to-face workshops, are necessary to ensure hand hygiene remains a priority regardless of staff turnover.