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VICNISS eBulletin August 2018

In this edition:

  • SSI Report – Non risk adjusted procedures now included
  • SSI Procedure Codes - does it belong to the procedure group?
  • 2018 Health Care Workers Influenza Vaccination Campaign
  • Changes to Surveillance Plan Access
  • Aged care resident vaccination webinars
  • Activation Lock Message on iPad Minis
  • Designate Primary Hand Hygiene Contact in HHCApp
  • Gold Standard Auditor Training Workshop – Register for 2019
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Prompts for Small Hospitals
  • Submit Annual Occupational Exposure (OE) Denominator in Q1
  • Twitter
  • Need Help?

Past Issues

VICNISS eBulletin June 2018

In this edition:

  • 2018-2019 Surveillance Plan Submission - Due date: June 30th
  • Submit Annual Occupational Exposure (OE) Denominator in July
  • 2018 HCW Influenza Vaccination Campaign
  • Activation Lock Message on iPad Minis (‘Toolkit/s’)
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Audit 2 due by 30th June 2018
  • Second Dose Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  • Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis (SAP) - New Web Form Available
  • Ageing and Skin Health Seminar - September 25th 2018
  • Gold Standard Auditor Training Workshop - Register for 2019
  • Twitter

VICNISS eBulletin May 2018

In this edition:

  • Twitter
  • Staff Changes and eBulletin edition
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • 2018-2019 Surveillance Plan Submission
  • 2018 HCW Influenza Vaccination Campaign
  • Small Hospital Surveillance Update
  • Aged Care Surveillance
  • Having difficulty with VICNISS Web forms?

VICNISS eBulletin February 2018

In this edition:

  • Twitter
  • Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar
  • Occupational Exposure (OE)
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • Small Hospital Surveillance Update
  • Education
  • 2018 HCW Influenza Vaccination Campaign
  • Seasonal influenza survey from DHHS
  • Small Hospital Surveillance Update
  • Aged Care Surveillance
  • SAB Control Charts
  • Health Services Performance Monitoring Framework 2017/18
  • Infection Clinical Network EOI Governance Committee
  • Having trouble using VICNISS Web forms?

VICNISS eBulletin December 2017

In this edition:

  • Christmas Greetings
  • Twitter
  • VICNISS Demographic Update for 2018
  • Small Hospital Surveillance Update
  • Update to Cleaning Standards in Victoria
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • Aged Care Surveillance
  • Health Services Performance Monitoring Framework 2017/18
  • Having trouble using VICNISS Web forms?
  • Infection Control Literature Review – October 2017

vicniss eBulletin October 2017

In this edition:

  • Twitter
  • Surveillance Update
  • Small Hospital Surveillance Update
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • Aged Care Surveillance
  • Health Services Performance Monitoring Framework 2017/18
  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
  • Changes to electronic data management for large and small hospitals – confirm numbers of events; data quality checks; replaces type 2 monthly summary, etc
  • Having trouble using VICNISS Web forms?
  • 2017 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Education
  • Infection Control Literature Review – October 2017

VICNISS eBulletin August 2017

In this edition:

  • Master Class: Data Speaks, 29th August 2017 Reminder
  • Twitter
  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
  • Important! Upcoming changes to the surveillance plan management and data quality checks - confirm numbers of events;data checks;replaces type 2 monthly summary etc.
  • Update to VICNISS Manual
  • Occupational Exposure Denominator Data
  • Having trouble using VICNISS Web forms?
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • 2017 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Change to VICNISS Performance Indicators 2017-2018
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • EDUCATION
  • Infection Control Literature Review - August 2017 - Amendment

VICNISS eBulletin June 8 2017

In this edition:

  • Twitter
  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
  • Clostridium difficlle Infection (CDI) Investigation Guide
  • Important! Upcoming changes to the surveillance plan management and data quality checks
  • Update to VICNISS Manual
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • 2017 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Change to VICNISS Performance Indicators 2017-2018
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • EDUCATION - Save the Date - 29th August, 2017
  • Infection Control Literature Review - June 2017 - Amendment

VICNISS eBulletin June 2017

In this edition:

  • Twitter
  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
  • Clostridium difficlle Infection (CDI) Investigation Guide
  • Important! Upcoming changes to the surveillance plan management and data quality checks
  • Update to VICNISS Manual
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • 2017 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Change to VICNISS Performance Indicators 2017-2018
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • EDUCATION - Save the Date - 29th August, 2017
  • Infection Control Literature Review - June 2017

VICNISS eBulletin April 2017

In this edition:

  • Happy Easter
  • Twitter
  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
  • VICNISS De-Identified Reports
  • WHO Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection
  • Important! Upcoming changes to surveillance plan management and data quality checks
  • Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Investigation Guide
  • Update to VICNISS Manual
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • 2017 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine (Energix) shortage (potential impact on point prevalence surveys)
  • Smaller Hospital Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • Infection Control Literature Review - April 2017

VICNISS eBulletin February 2017

In this edition:

  • Twitter
  • Occupational Exposure (OE) Module Revision - Type 1 & 2
  • Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia (SAB) Module Update
  • Staphylococcus aureus Bacteraemia (SAB) Investigation Guide
  • Bloodstream Infection Surveillance - do you want the option to report non-central line associated BSI???
  • VRE SURVEILLANCE – available for all Victorian hospitals
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • 2017 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Type 1 Surveillance Data Entry Tip
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • Infection Control Literature Review - February 2016

VICNISS eBulletin December 2016

In this edition:

  • Merry Christmas 2016
  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Transmission Risk Area (TRA)
  • CPE Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) due 31 December 2016
  • Occupational Exposure (OE) Module Revision - Type 1 & 2
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • 2017 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • Infection Control Literature Review - December 2016

VICNISS eBulletin October 2016

In this edition:

  • Grand Final Fever 2016
  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
  • VRE Infection Surveillance - NOW also available for large hospitals
  • Haemodialysis - New initiative to reduce bloodstream infections
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • 2016 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • Environmental Cleaning Survey
  • Infection Control Literature Review - October 2016

VICNISS eBulletin August 2016

In this edition:

  • Recent changes to VICNISS Team
  • CPE surveillance
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • 2016 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • Infection Control Literature Review - August 2016

VICNISS eBulletin June 2016

In this edition:

  • VICNISS Team - Judy was overseas when photo taken
  • CPE surveillance
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • Performance Indicators 2016-2017
  • 2016 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • Infection Control Literature Review - June 2016

VICNISS eBulletin June 2016

In this edition:

  • VICNISS Team - Judy was overseas when photo taken
  • CPE surveillance
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • Performance Indicators 2016-2017
  • 2016 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS
  • Infection Control Literature Review - June 2016

VICNISS eBulletin April 2016

In this edition:

  • SSI Webform Issue Update
  • CPE surveillance
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • Performance Indicators 2015 - 2016
  • 2016 HCW Influenza Vaccination Module
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • Peripheral Venous Catheter Use (PVC) Surveillance Module
  • AC-NAPS
  • Infection Control Literature Review - April 2016

VICNISS eBulletin February 2016

In this edition:

  • SSI Webform Issue Update
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • HCW Influenza Vaccination 2016
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • Victorian Guideline on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
  • VICNISS CPE Seminar - 19th February 2016

VICNISS eBulletin February 2016

In this edition:

  • SSI Webform Issue Update
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • HCW Influenza Vaccination 2016
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • Victorian Guideline on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
  • VICNISS CPE Seminar - 19th February 2016

VICNISS e-Bulletin December 2015

In this edition:

  • Merry Christmas
  • VICNISS Surveillance Competency - NEW!!! CLABSI module
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • HCW Influenza Vaccination
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • Education

VICNISS eBulletin - October 2015

In this edition:

  • VICNISS Surveillance Competency Units
  • VICNISS Self Service Reports Update
  • VICNISS Online Data Entry Forms (Web forms)
  • Surveillance Plans & Performance Indicators 2015 - 2016
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • Performance Indicators 2015-2016
  • HCW Influenza Vaccination
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS AND AIS-AC
  • Education
  • Infection Control Literature Review - October 2015

VICNISS eBulletin - October 2015

In this edition:

  • VICNISS Surveillance Competency Units
  • VICNISS Self Service Reports Update
  • VICNISS Online Data Entry Forms (Web forms)
  • Surveillance Plans & Performance Indicators 2015 - 2016
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • Performance Indicators 2015-2016
  • HCW Influenza Vaccination
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS AND AIS-AC
  • Education
  • Infection Control Literature Review - October 2015

VICNISS eBulletin - August 2015

In this edition:

  • VICNISS Website Upgrade
  • NEW!!! VICNISS Surveillance Competency Units
  • VICNISS Online Data Entry Forms (Web forms)
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative
  • Surveillance Plans & Performance Indicators 2015 - 2016
  • HCW Influenza Vaccination
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • AC-NAPS AND AIS-AC
  • Infection Control Literature Review - May 2015

VICNISS eBulletin - May 2015

In this edition:

  • VICNISS Website Upgrade
  • VICNISS Self Service Reports Update
  • VICNISS Online Data Entry Forms (Web forms)
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative
  • Surveillance Plans & Performance Indicators 2015 - 2016
  • HCW Influenza Vaccination
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • Infection Control Literature Review - May 2015

eBulletin

In this edition:

  • Staff Changes
  • VICNISS Website Upgrade
  • VICNISS Self Service Reports Update
  • VICNISS Online Data Entry Forms (Web forms)
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • HCW Influenza Vaccination
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • Infection Control Literature Review, March 2015

eBulletin

In this edition:

  • Staff Changes
  • VICNISS Website Upgrade
  • VICNISS Self Service Reports Update
  • VICNISS Online Data Entry Forms (Web forms)
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Update
  • HCW Influenza Vaccination
  • Type 1 Surveillance Update
  • Type 2 Surveillance Update
  • Infection Control Literature Review, March 2015