News & Updates

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. Read more...


VICNISS Reports Q4 2016/17
11 Sep 2017

VICNISS reports for Q4 2016/17 are now available on the VICNISS website Read more...


SAB & VRE FAQs
11 Sep 2017

New frequently asked questions (FAQs) for surveillance modules: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infections and Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia (SAB) have been added to the VICNISS website. Read more...


Occupational Exposure (OE) Denominator – FTE (Full-time Equivalent)
11 Sep 2017

A number of hospitals have expressed difficulty obtaining the FTE for their hospital/campus. The FTE denominator is required for all hospitals (not aged care homes) participating in the OE surveillance module however the data form will be amended to include NA (not available). If FTE are not provided by the hospital a report of OEs per staff cannot be provided. The updated hardcopy OE denominator form and web form will be available on the VICNISS website Monday 11 September 2017. Read more...


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 Read more...


Aged Care Surveillance Update
22 Aug 2017

VICNISS, the National Centre for Antimicrobial Prescribing (NCAS) and the Guidance Group continue to collaborate in the development and evaluation of the Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (acNAPS). acNAPS is a quality improvement survey that aims to reduce infections, improve the use of antimicrobials and thereby reduce the SERIOUS threat of antimicrobial resistance. Funding is provided by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. In 2017, it can be undertaken on any single day between Monday June 19th and Friday September 1st. Read more...


Upcoming VICNISS Webinars
21 Aug 2017

VICNISS has planned a series of educational webinars. Note: all webinar session will be recorded and made available on the VICNISS Website. For further details and to register for any webinar you wish to attend. click read more... Read more...


Masterclass Data Speaks 29th August 2017
2 Aug 2017

The VICNISS Coordinating Centre is presenting a Master Class that will provide participants with the knowledge to understand, interpret and report surveillance data. Please register prior to 21st August. Read more...


Revision of VICNISS Manual July 2017
12 Jul 2017

The VICNISS manual has been updated and is now available on the VICNISS website. Users should familiarise themselves with all changes (major & minor) to surveillance modules which they perform. Please see Summary of Revisions to VICNISS Surveillance Manual, July 2017 for major changes. Read more...


NEW online submission of Annual Surveillance Plan 2017-2018
17 May 2017

VICNISS has introduced online submission for the annual surveillance plan. The 2017-2018 surveillance plan is to be submitted by June 1 2017. A series of webinars were recently held to explain how to access and complete the new online annual surveillance plan. To access a recording Read more...


2017 Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Data submission
7 Feb 2017

The data collection period ended on 4th August 2017. Data was to be submitted to VICNISS by 18th August 2017. If you are experiencing any issues with your data submission please contact VICNISS. Read more...