Infection Control Nurse

How To Prepare Infection Control Procedures

If you are looking for some information and resources on how to prepare infection control procedures, this 363 page document focuses on hospital-based healthcare facilities:

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/healthcare-associated-infection/national-infection-control-guidelines

There is also this 154 page document which focuses more on general practices, office and community-based health care facilities rather than hospitals, keeping in mind that you can’t write a ‘one size fits all’ rulebook for infection prevention and control for everywhere.

https://www.racgp.org.au/download/Documents/Standards/infection-prevention-control-standards.pdf

This document recommends that each workplace appoint an infection prevention and control coordinator who has the primary responsibility for overseeing a comprehensive infection prevention and control program, which includes drafting and finalising infection prevention and control policies and protocols for the workplace, organising training for the entire team, and making sure everyone (including cleaners) complies with the policies and protocols.

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