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Services, Systems, Surveillance

Health care organisations have a legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for staff, patients and visitors. Infection Prevention Australia can assist with the implementation and coordination of an infection prevention and control program in your organisation that complies with the respective State/Territory and/or national accreditation requirements.

  • Our Vision To be the Infection Prevention business of choice, a thriving organization noted for our culture of respect, support and sustainability
  • Our Mission To provide excellence in Infection Prevention
  • Our Values Respect for all Integrity – Responsive – Innovation

Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has updated Advisory A16/03 on the advice of an expert panel and to describe the minimum requirements for health service organisation compliance with Action 3.16.1 following the introduction of AS/NZS 4187:2014 Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices in Health Service Organisations.

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The free shingles vax has launched

Herpes Zoster. The shingles vax rolls out from today. Despite an efficacy dilemma, funding the shingles vaccine should be a boon to the elderly. POST-HERPETIC neuralgia (PHN) brings pain and misery — it’s the nasty, hard-to-treat sequel to shingles that elderly people are desperate to avoid.

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Big Bad Cough Wins Best Film Award

The Medical, Marketing and Media Awards for 2016 were held last week and a TV commercial about whooping cough took home the gold! Big Bad Cough was about a grandmother who transforms into a big bad wolf drives home the point that grandparents can unwittingly transmit whooping cough to an infant grandchild.

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AMRHAI News Issue 7

In May, Lord Jim O’Neill published his final AMR report, which emphasized 10 key areas for urgent action and improvement. Elsewhere, there was a major development in Gram-negative resistance last November with the first description of plasmid-mediated resistance to colistin.

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Infection Prevention

Background on the company:

Infection Prevention Australia (IPA) is a Victorian based company that provides infection prevention services to meet the needs of health care facilities.

IPA have been involved in implementing infection control programs across Australia in both the Public and Private health sectors, Aged Care and Correctional facilities.

For more detail on the services IPA can provide, click on one of the 6 boxes above or choose a service from our top menu.

Joint statement by ASID and ACIPC regarding over-the-counter antibacterial soaps.

 

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