What is Hand Hygiene Compliance?

Hand Hygiene compliance rates are reported annually, and calculated based on compliance to the four moments of hand hygiene:

  1. Before initial patient/patient environment contact
  2. Before aseptic procedure
  3. After body fluid exposure risk
  4. After patient/patient environment contact

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has mandated that moments 1 and 4 be reported, as these are the most important in preventing the spread of infections in hospitals.