News & Updates

Update to CPE Transmission Risk -TRA list
16 Apr 2019

The CPE TRA list has recently been updated on 15 April 2019 Read more...


Two day Infection Control Short Course run by HRICRCS
16 Apr 2019

A two day short course is being held by Hume Region Infection Control Resource and Consulting Service (HRICRCS) as an introduction to infection prevention and control. Read more...


2019 Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey
10 Apr 2019

The official data collection period for collecting and submitting 2019 acNAPS data will be between June 1st and August 31st. Read more...


Educational Webinars in March - June 2019
10 Apr 2019

VICNISS has planned a series of educational webinars in March – June 2019. Please read on to see the list of topics, dates, times and a link to register for any webinar/s you wish to attend. Read more...


2019 Healthcare worker influenza immunisation program
13 Mar 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...


Surveillance in Private Hospitals
13 Mar 2019

Maree Sommerville is the primary contact for the private hospital surveillance program. To assist with the implementation of HAI surveillance, education can be provided with site visits to your facility if required by contacting Maree. Read more...


VICNISS Manual Review
13 Mar 2019

Several chapters/modules in the VICNISS manual have been reviewed and should be used commencing January 2019. Click on the link for a summary of changes. Read more...


Prophylactic Antibiotic Choice Assessment
13 Mar 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...


2019 VICNISS Procedure Groups and Codes
13 Mar 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...


Reporting of New and Emerging Pathogens of Significance to VICNISS
13 Mar 2019

In the light of recent events we would like to encourage reporting of new and emerging pathogens of significance to VICNISS. This will allow a rapid assessment of recommendations for state wide surveillance strategies if these are deemed necessary. Read more...


2018 ACIPC Conference
13 Mar 2019

November 2018 several of the VICNISS team travelled to Brisbane for the 2018 Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Conference. Click on the link to see a summary of key points Read more...