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Infection prevention and control guidelines
11. Disease surveillance and outbreak response
Staff should be familiar with their statutory responsibilities for monitoring and reporting disease outbreaks or other infection prevention and control incidents to the relevant state/territory authorities.
The practice must develop procedures to ensure that notifiable disease are promptly reported.
Staff must know when and how to implement appropriate transmission-based precautions.
An infection prevention and control kit, containing items for implementation of standard and transmission-based precautions including personal protective equipment, could be available at reception to be used when a patient presents with a suspected or confirmed infectious disease. Reception staff must receive education and training on when and how to use the kit correctly.
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