Resources – Consumer Useful Links

Australian and State Government and Regulatory Bodies | Other Publications/Websites | Associations and Organisations


 AUSTRALIAN AND STATE GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY BODIES 

  • 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.

  • Better Health Channel

    https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/

    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
    https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/talking-with-your-doctor

  • Hand Hygiene Australia 

    www.hha.org.au/ForConsumers.aspx 

    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 

    www.myhospitals.gov.au

    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.


  OTHER PUBLICATIONS/WEBSITES      

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) USA – Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) 

    www.cdc.gov/HAI/patientSafety/patient-safety.html 

    APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology). Infection Prevention and You – Patient safety resources


  ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANISATIONS

  • Australasian College for Infection Prevention Control

    http://www.acipc.org.au/News-and-Links/Infection-Control-Everyones-Responsibility

    This site has some information for consumers about healthcare associated infection prevention, food safety and staying health at home.

  • National Patient Safety Foundation 

    http://www.npsf.org/?page=patientsandfamilies

    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 

     https://www.nice.org.uk/search?q=Patients+and+public

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an NHS organisation based in London and Manchester, UK.

  • Prevent Infection 

    http://consumers.site.apic.org/ 

    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.