Tasmanian Infection Prevention and Control

Tasmanian Infection Prevention and Control

Information for

Patients

Healthcare workers

Latest publications

Surveillance Report No 34 (accessible)

Surveillance Report No 33 (accessible)

Surveillance Report No 32 (accessible)

Surveillance Report No 31 (accessible)

Pathogens of concern guidelines for non-acute settings

Surveillance Report No 30 - Annual Report

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.

For more information

Email: tipcu@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Post: GPO Box 125 Hobart, 7001, TAS

Phone: (03) 6166 0605

December 2016