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.
For years, people with an egg allergy have been told to avoid or take special precautions when getting a flu shot because most influenza vaccines are grown in eggs and contain a tiny amount of egg protein.more
Worldwide, the flu results in three million to five million cases of severe illness and 291,000 to 646,000 deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization. But what exactly is a “flu-related death”? How does the flu kill?more
Australia has recorded 221,853 flu infections so far in 2017, more than any other year. As the flu season comes to an end, we’re beginning to understand why it was so bad. And it wasn’t because of increased, or more sensitive, testing.more
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.more