General infection control websites and guidelines:

Tasmanian Infection Prevention and Control (TIPCU): Resources website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Healthcare-associated infections website

Grampians Region Infection Control Group (GRICG): Resources website

CDC: Guidelines and Recommendations

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): Directory of online resources for prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare-associated infections (HAI)

NSW Health: Infection Control Policy

SA Health: Prevention and management of infection in healthcare settings

Health Protection Scotland: Infection prevention and control manual and related guidelines

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP): Infection prevention and control standards

 

Specific infection control topics and guidelines:

Acupuncture:

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia: Infection prevention and control guidelines for acupuncture practice

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia: Infection prevention and control for acupuncture practice

Australian Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Association LTD: Infection Control Management Plan Template for Queensland Acupuncture Practices 18 April 2011

 

Aged and Residential care:

NHMRC: Infection prevention and control in residential and community aged care (2013)

GRICG: Little yellow infection control booklets (including residential aged care)

 

Beauty therapy and body art industries:

Vic DHHS: Health guidelines for personal care and body art industries

NSW Health: Beauty treatment hygiene standards

NSW Health: Skin penetration industry

ACT Health: Infection control for office practices and other community based services

QLD Health: Infection Control Guidelines for Personal Appearance Services 2012

NT Dept of Health: Public and Environmental Health Guidelines for hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Body Art

SA Health: Hairdressing standards

SA Health: Skin penetration guidelines

WA Dept of Health: Skin penetration procedures

Public Health England: Tattooing and body piercing guidance Toolkit

 

Carbapenemase resistant Gram-negatives:

ACSQHC: Recommendations for the control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (2017)

Vic DHHS: Victorian carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) for health services (2017)
Victorian carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) for long-term residential care facilities (2017)

CDC: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae webpage

CDC:  Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Toolkit (Nov 2015)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Carbapenem-Resistant control and prevention toolkit (Apr 2014)

European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID): Guidelines for the management of the infection control measures to reduce transmission of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in hospitalized patients (2014)

Oregon: Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (2016)

WA Dept of Health: Infection Prevention and Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in Western Australian Healthcare Facilities (2012)

 

Cleaning and disinfection:

TIPCU: Environmental cleaning assessment program

Vic DHHS: Cleaning standards

NSW Health: Environmental cleaning policy

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Disinfectants and sterilants

 

Construction and renovation:

Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (AusHFG)

Infection Control Principles for the Management of Construction, Renovation, Repairs and Maintenance within Health Care Facilities (2nd Edn)

UK Dept of Health: Infection control in the built environment

 

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD):

Australian Govt, Dept of Health: CJD infection Control guidelines (2013)

World Health Organisation (WHO): WHO infection control guidelines for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

CDC: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Classic (CJD) infection control website

 

Dental health:

Dental Board of Australia: Dental guidelines on infection control

Australian Dental Association: Guidelines for infection control (3rd edn)

QLD Health (CHRISP): Oral Health infection control checklist

NSW Health: Oral Health: cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising

CDC: Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings

CDC: Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Settings

CDC: Recommendations from the Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings — 2003

 

Funeral services and autopsies:

Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA): Funeral industry infection control guidelines (2008)

Health and safety Executive (UK): Controlling the risks of infection at work from human remains

 

Hand hygiene:

Hand hygiene Australia

World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines on hand hygiene in health care

WHO Hand Hygiene in Outpatient and Home-based Care and Long-term Care Facilities

 

HCW immunisation guidelines and management of HCWs with BBVs:

Communicable Diseases Network Australia: Australian national guidelines for the management of health care workers known to be infected with blood-borne viruses (2012)

QLD Dept of Health: Management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus, and Hepatitis C Virus Infected Healthcare Workers

Vic DHHS: Vaccination for healthcare workers 7th edition (2014)

 

Waste management:

QLD Dept of environment and heritage protection: Guideline clinical and related waste

Environment Protection Authority Victoria: Clinical waste guidance

NSW Health: Clinical waste management

WA Dept of Health: Clinical and related waste management policy

Waste Management Association of Australia: Industry cope of practice for the management of biohazardous waste (including clinical and related waste) 7th edition

Australian Standard AS/NZS 3816:1998. Management of Clinical and related Wastes

Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4261:1994/Amdt 1:1997. Reusable containers for the collection of sharp items used in human and animal medical applications

HB 202-2000. A management system for clinical and related wastes – Guide to application of AS/NZS 3816:1998, Management of clinical and related wastes

 

Audit and assessment tools:

CDC: Infection control assessment tools

GRICG: Suite of infection control audit tools including an AS/NZS 4187:2014 Compliance audit

 

Infection control interest and/or blog sites:

Controversies in hospital infection prevention

Infection digest

 
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