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The College develops position statements on issues of importance to our members, our strategic direction and our vision. Position statements go through rigorous processes before publication including expert consultation by ACIPC Sub Committees and Board review and endorsement. Developed on the best available evidence, they provide clarification on College views and support best practice in IPC.

The ACIPC position statements are recommendations and should be viewed as suggestions to consider. We encourage individual healthcare facilities to review and implementation at their discretion. These documents are not a procedure, protocol, guideline, or policy and do not cover any implementation considerations. Broad in scope, they require local consideration and may or may not apply in particular settings.

Policy – Position Statements

Current Position Statements

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Position Statement Status Statement Notes
ACIPC/ASUM Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducers Under Review  
Animals in healthcare settings Current Revised March 2024
Revised August 2023
Revised Jan 2016
Issued June 2012
Construction and Renovation Current June 2024
Credentialling for IPC professionals Current Issued October 2023
Current and continuing impact of COVID-19 Current Issued February 2024
Facilitating next-of-kin presence for patients dying from COVID-19 in the ICU Current Joint ACIPC and ACCCN Position Statement
Infection control for patients with Clostridium difficile infection in healthcare facilities Under Review Revised 2018
Joint ACIPC and ASID Position Statement
IPC workforce guidance Current Revised June 2024
Issued May 2023
Mandatory hand hygiene training Current Revised March 2024
Revised June 2017
Issued September 2013
Endorsed by ASID 2024
Measles Current June 2024
Mpox (monkeypox) Current Issued 5 June 2024
Reusable gowns  Current Joint RaCS and ACIPC Position Statement
Issued November 2023
Seasonal influenza vaccination Current Issued 16 April 2024
Single use items Current

Revised March 2024

Revised October 2016
Issued 2012

The role of the ICP in antimicrobial stewardship Current Revised June 2017
Issued August 2013
Endorsed by ASID 2013