Tasmanian Infection Prevention and Control
When patients and clients attend hospitals, clinics and surgeries they may come in contact with healthcare associated infections.
These infections are always a potential risk for patients and clients but many of them are preventable.
How to minimise the risks of healthcare associated infections:
- ensure good levels of hand hygiene within facilities
- ensure high levels of environmental hygiene and cleanliness
- educate healthcare workers, patients and the public
- ensure careful and appropriate use of antibiotics
- use basic infection control practices such as standard precautions for the care of all patients
- use transmission-based precautions for patients with certain conditions transmitted by contact, droplet or airborne routes
- provide clinical leadership and organisational support for infection prevention in healthcare facilities
- provide robust governance or reporting structures within organisations to manage infection risks
- undertake surveillance to help understand rates and patterns of healthcare associated infections.
New website resources
New online healthcare worker education resources are now available.
- The eLearning infection prevention and control series of short, self-directed educational videos eELearning Infection and Prevention Control Series
- Four short videos demonstrate how to put on and remove PPE safely when using standard and transmission based precautions. Personal Protective Equipment demonstration videos
- Bare below the elbows poster
For more information
Post: GPO Box 125 Hobart, 7001, TAS
Phone: (03) 6166 0605