Infection prevention and control guidelines

1. Principles

Resources and references

      1. Resources and references

Resources and references

Resources

Basics of infection prevention and control. In: NHMRC. Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare (2019)

Antimicrobial stewardship programs. In: NHMRC. Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare (2019)

NPS MedicineWise. Reducing antibiotic resistance

Choosing Wisely Australia recommendations on antibiotic use

RACGP. Clinical risk management in general practice

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) Good medical practice: a code of conduct for doctors in Australia

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) Code of conduct for nurses

Paramedicine Board. Ahpra Guidelines: Registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses

Relevant Australian standards

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. GP Standard 4. Criterion GP4.1 – Infection prevention and control, including sterilisation. In: Standards for general practices. 5th Edition. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2020.

AS ISO 31000:2018: Risk management – Guidelines

AS/NZS IEC 31010:2020: Risk management – Risk assessment techniques

References

  1. Australian Commission in Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). AURA 2021: fourth Australian report on antimicrobial use and resistance in human health. Sydney: ACSQHC; 2021.
  2. Saha SK, Kong DCM, Thursky K, et al. Development of an antimicrobial stewardship implementation model involving collaboration between general practitioners and pharmacists: GPPAS study in Australian primary care. Prim Health Care Res Dev 2021; 22: e2. 
  3. National Health and Medical Research Council. Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare (2019). Version 11.12 Updated March 2022. Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council; 2019 [Accesed 29 September 2022]. 
  4. Communicable Diseases Network Australia. Australian national guidelines for the management of healthcare workers living with blood borne viruses and healthcare workers who perform exposure prone procedures at risk of exposure to blood borne viruses (revised 2019): Australian Government Department of Health; 2018 [Accessed 31 March 2022]. 
  5. The Medical Board of Australia, The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Guidelines: Registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses: Medical Board of Australia and AHPRA; 2020. [Accessed 29 September 2022].

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