The protocol, hardcopy data form, instructions and template for the HCW influenza vaccination declaration form, as well as the links to the promotional material order forms and the 2017 HCW Influenza Vaccination Campaign Webinar are now available on the VICNISS website. The data collection period for 2017 is: 3rd April 2017 to 4th August 2017. Data are to be submitted to VICNISS by 18th August 2017.Read more...
The Victorian Guideline on CPE requires all hospitals conduct a CPE PPS every 6 months in all ICU's, organ transplant wards & haematology wards. A CPE PPS electronic data collection form (web form), as well as instructions for completion of the form and frequently asked questions is available on the website. A revised version of the CPE PPS web form will appear later this week that allows further capture of specific ward location details.Read more...
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
Resources such as guidelines, root cause analysis/ audit tools and fact sheets.
Click here to go to the NCAS website: https://www.ncas-australia.org/
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.