Effective infection control and prevention is vital in order to provide high-quality healthcare for your patients and a safe working environment for your staff.There are approximately 200,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Australian acute healthcare facilities each year. It is possible to significantly reduce the rate of HAIs through effective infection prevention and control.
Understanding the modes of transmission of infectious organisms and knowing how and when to apply the basic principles of infection prevention and control is critical to the success of an infection control program. This responsibility applies to everybody working and visiting a healthcare facility, including administrators, staff, patients and carers.
Ref: Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, 2010, NHMRC
Infection Control Resources
Hand Hygiene Australia Education and Posters- Click Here
RACGP Infection prevention and control standards - Click Here
Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Education and Posters- Click Here
Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010)-Click Here
Infection Control Products
Can You Wash your Keyboard?With the Clinell EasyClean Washable range of technology products YOU CAN! 100% Waterproof and Dishwasher Safe keyboards & mice developed to simplify cleaning procedures and increase infection control compliance.
Managing routine surface cleaning in your practice –THERE’S A WIPE FOR THAT!Cleaning is an important part of the standard precautions for infection prevention and control
The Benefits of Wipes:
- Developed for the healthcare environment
- One product for multiple applications
- Efficient and ready to use
- No dilution or preparing daily solutions
- Can be conveniently placed for timely use by staff
DETERGENT WIPES - For routine (daily) cleaning of surfaces to reduce dust and dirt which can harbour microorganisms
DISINFECTANT WIPES - Should be considered when there is a risk of contamination with infectious agents