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.
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more