Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010)
http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/book/html-australian-guidelines-prevention-andcontrol-infection-healthcare-2010 These guidelines provide recommendations that outline the critical aspects of infection prevention and control. They have been prioritised as key areas to prevent and control infection in a healthcare facility.
Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections-Factsheet
The intention of NSQHS Standard 3 is to minimise the risk to patients in acquiring preventable infections and to enable the effective management of infections when they occur by using evidence-based strategies.
The Australian Charter of Human Rights – for patients, consumers, carers and families
Patients, consumers, healthcare providers and health service organisations all have an important part to play in achieving healthcare rights and contributing to a safe and high quality healthcare system.
Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel was established in May 1999 by the Victorian State Government. Information is provided to help people stay healthy or understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.
Talking with your doctor
Hand Hygiene Australia
Hand hygiene contributes significantly to keeping patients safe. Improving the hand hygiene of healthcare staff is one of the most effective ways of preventing and reducing the spread of HCAIs.
MyHospitals is an Australian Government initiative to inform the community about hospitals by making it easier for people to access information about how individual hospitals are performing.
A new patient guide to preventing HAIs is now available for use in hospitals and other health facilities. Developed by CDC, with input from APIC and other health societies, the guide stems from the Compendium of Strategies to Prevent HAIs. “For our patients and their visitors: How to prevent infections,” covers common HAIs and what consumers should do to stay safe.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) USA – Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs)
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology). Infection Prevention and You – Patient safety resources
Australasian College for Infection Prevention Control
This site has some information for consumers about healthcare associated infection prevention, food safety and staying health at home.
National Patient Safety Foundation
As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit organization.
NICE guidance for patients and the public
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an NHS organisation based in London and Manchester, UK.
Prevent Infection is run by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), USA. It provides simple and clear information about infections and hand hygiene and a range of resources on healthcare associated infections.