Resources – Consumer Useful Links

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


 AUSTRALIAN AND STATE GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY BODIES 

  • 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  

  • My Hospitals 

    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.

  • New patient guide on preventing HAIs

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.


  OTHER PUBLICATIONS/WEBSITES      

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

    www.cdc.gov/HAI/patientSafety/patient-safety.html (US)

    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

    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 (US)

    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 (UK)

    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/  (US)

    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.