News & Updates

Last chance to register for the CLABSI Masterclass
19 Aug 2019

VICNISS is hosting a masterclass to support staff involved in Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) surveillance in Victorian public and private hospitals on Tuesday 27th August. Read more...


Literature Review
19 Aug 2019

Click on the link below to read infectious diseases physician Dr Lyn-li Lim's latest literature review... Read more...


Calling for Expressions of Interest
19 Aug 2019

Calling for Expressions of Interest: Transcatheter atrial valve implantation (TAVI) Surveillance. VICNISS is currently in the process of evaluating the feasibility of infection surveillance post-TAVI Read more...


SSI Module - New data field clarification
19 Aug 2019

Need clarification on the following new data field? “in addition to prophylaxis (listed above), was patient receiving antibiotics prior to surgery?” Read more...


Update to CPE Transmission Risk -TRA list
19 Aug 2019

The CPE TRA list has recently been updated on 14 August 2019 Read more...


Infection Control Toolbox
8 Aug 2019

A new easy-to-use resource has been created for any healthcare worker who is looking for the latest infection control information, including state and national guidelines and standards. Read more...


Resident Vaccination Modules
8 Aug 2019

All Victorian Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services (PSRACS) are required to participate in the ‘Resident and herpes zoster, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination modules’. Data is to be collected and submitted during September. Read more...


VICNISS Manual update July 2019
8 Aug 2019

The VICNISS Surveillance Manual review is now complete. Modules have been updated and changes went into effect as of 1st July 2019. Please ensure you have read the latest version of the module when performing surveillance. Read more...


Educational Webinars
24 Jul 2019

VICNISS conducted a series of educational webinars in March – June 2019. Please read on to see the list of topics and a link to view any webinar/s. Read more...


2019 Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey
24 Jul 2019

The official data collection and submission period for 2019 is a single day between June 1st and August 31st. For registered users, the User Guide and simplified data collection forms can be accessed via the AC NAPS resources page. Read more...


2019 Healthcare worker influenza immunisation program
24 Jul 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services has released information on the 2019 HCW influenza vaccination program. Click here to read more on the 2019 target, collection dates, support materials and more. Read more...


2019 VICNISS Procedure Groups and Codes
24 Jul 2019

Procedure groups and codes have been reviewed and updated. View the list in the Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Module under SUPPORT MATERIALS . Read more...


Prophylactic Antibiotic Choice Assessment
24 Jul 2019

A new resource is now available providing a guide to how VICNISS assess prophylactic antibiotics as either optimal, adequate, inadequate or unknown. Read more...