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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

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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Non-payment for non-performance and BSIs

Medibank, Australia’s largest private hospital insurer has agreements in place with more than 120 leading private hospitals to cover any additional costs that result from certain types of hospital complication or associated re-admissions where there is good evidence that these types of complication could be reduced or avoided. 

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Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reports

Results of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance surveillance program of 2014 for Enterobacteriacae isolated from blood stream infections are presented. Low but growing rates of extended-spectrum ß-lactamases are now being observed, and carbapenemase-producing strains, although rare, are now being observed.

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TGA recall for Professional Dentist Supplies’ Chlorofluor Gel

Consumers and health professionals are advised that Professional Dentist Supplies, in consultation with the TGA, will be recalling Professional Dentist Supplies’ Chlorofluor Gel (batch number BK 119) due to bacterial contamination.

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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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