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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.

NOTE: Revised policies for infection control are now available for download in the members section.

  • 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

Infection Control in Endoscopy Consensus Statements

Since the 2010 publication of GESA’s Infection Control in Endoscopy Guidelines, there have been several overseas outbreaks of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) linked to the use of flexible endoscopes. In response to these outbreaks, the Board of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) appointed a multi-organisation expert committee to develop consensus statements addressing this issue.

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Infection Control in Endoscopy – Position Statement

Endoscopic procedures have been linked to serious infections, in particular Carbapenamase-producing Enterocacteriaceae (CPE). Industry guidelines are currently being reviewed to address these potentially catastrophic infections. A specialist Infection Control working party was established by GESA and developed Draft Guidelines addressing CPE which were circulated widely but not adopted by the GESA Board.

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Lessons to be had from this year’s flu season

You would have to be living under a rock to have missed the scale of this year’s influenza activity. So much so that the AMA was mentioned and quoted in a recent edition of the New York Times. The reporting was accurate and well written and, while that is great for our organisation, the topic … Continue reading Lessons to be had from this year’s flu season

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High Relative Humidity in Sterile Storage Areas

Current guidelines provide ranges for acceptable humidity levels in healthcare sterile storage areas of 30 – 60% relative humidity. The CSA Sterilization Standards. Committee has recommended that the range for acceptable relative humidity for sterile storage should be 30-70% (unless contraindicated by device manufacturer). This range is to replace the current 30 – 60%, and … Continue reading High Relative Humidity in Sterile Storage Areas

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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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