News & Updates For Healthcare Professionals

Infection Clinical Network EOI Governance Committee
6 Feb 2018

Safer Care Victoria have called for Expression of Interest for the Infection Clinical Network Governance committee – For details click ...

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VICNISS Webinars
6 Feb 2018

VICNISS has planned a series of educational webinars in February/March 2018. Please read more for a list of topics, dates and the link to register for any webinar/s you wish to attend. We have allowed one hour for each session which will include time for questions and discussion. Some sessions may not use the full hour.

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Occupational Exposure (OE)
6 Feb 2018

OE Reports how to guide and OE Workbook excel sheet database for hospital use

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acNAPS Annual Reports
1 Nov 2017

acNAPS annual reports are now listed under Publications / Annual Reports

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CPE Reporting survey
11 Sep 2017

The CPE Reporting Survey was to be completed by COB Friday 8th September, if you have not already done this, click read more for the surveymonkey link and complete the survey.

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Update to CPE Transmission Risk (TRA) list
11 Sep 2017

Please be advised that there has been a recent update to the secure online portal containing a summary of TRA classified wards within Victorian health services

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VICNISS-NCAS Partnership

VICNISS is a partner in the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS). The multiple areas of overlap between antimicrobial stewardship and infection control mean NCAS and VICNISS are working collaboratively on many joint projects.

Some of these include:

Aged Care NAPS
Surgical NAPS

Resources such as guidelines, root cause analysis/ audit tools and fact sheets can be found on the following link: https://www.ncas-australia.org/

Information for Patients

Many healthcare associated infections are preventable. As a consumer of healthcare, you may wish to know more about how to prevent acquiring an infection during your hospital stay. The consumer facts sheets below have been developed to support the messages on healthcare associated infection contained in the NHMRC Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010). These fact sheets aim to inform patients, visitors, families and carers about healthcare associated infection, what activities healthcare facilities have in place to prevent infections and/or to limit the spread of infections.

There is a vast amount of information available on the internet in relation to healthcare associated infections some of which may not be accurate. If you wish to know more regarding infection prevention; contact the Infection Prevention team at your hospital, or you can use the recommended links of reputable websites below.

Consumer Useful website links