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Hand Hygiene

At Mater, hand hygiene is one of the best ways to stop infections. Therefore, as a priority, we educate and train all staff and volunteers in the World Health Organisation’s five moments for hand hygiene:

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

We rank significantly higher than national targets for hand hygiene according to Hand Hygiene Australia. Our auditors complete hand hygiene compliance audits three times a year and we participate in the Hand Hygiene Australia national hand hygiene strategy to continually improve our hand hygiene rates.

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