Infection prevention and control standards

Principles of infection prevention and control

Infection prevention and control standards
The principles of infection prevention and control (hand hygiene) and standard and transmission-based precautions are constant across the health sector. However, the translation of hospital policies and procedures to general practices and other office- and community-based practice settings is often not appropriate due to differing risks, equipment and staff factors.

The Infection prevention and control standards for general practices are intended as a guide to assist health professionals and other staff implementing infection prevention and control procedures.

The Standards have been reviewed by experts in the fields of infection prevention and control, infectious diseases, microbiology and general practice.This edition recognises that healthcare is increasingly being delivered by teams that include doctors, practice nurses and other health professionals, and that many practice staff have a responsibility for infection prevention and control in the practice.


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