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Infection Control & Antimicrobial Stewardship: Infection Control

Resources in infection control and antimicrobial stewardship

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Evidence Based Information

UptoDate provides evidence summaries after a rigorous review of the current literature.  UptoDate continually updates its content, hence the product name.

Did you know that UpToDate has a dedicated topic titled Infectious Diseases. Under the broader topic of Hospital Medicine there is a dedicated sub-speciality titled Hospital Medicine Infectious Diseases.



Professional Associations

Professional Organizations are a good starting point to view the latest society and position statements; which can supplement knowledge in guideline and policy procedures.

ACIPC (Australasian College for Infection Prevention & Control)

The College provides professional development to equip individuals and organisations with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver infection prevention and control services.

Australian Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Infections in Healthcare

Published by the NHMRC these guidelines provide recommendations that outline the critical aspects of infection prevention and control. 

(The) Australian Immunisation Handbook

The Australian Immunisation Handbook provides clinical advice for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice. These recommendations are developed by Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

This CDC links provides the latest guidelines published in infection control.

Hand Hygiene Australia 

This site provides information on The Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care National Hand Hygiene Initiative. The purpose of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative is to develop a national approach to improving hand hygiene and monitor its effectiveness.

Infection Control Guidelines in Health Services 

Published by the Victorian. Department of Health, these guidelines explain how to control the spread of infectious diseases including gastro, arbo virus, respiratory illness, scabies and vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE). Advice on how to manage exposure to blood and body fluids and other infectious substances including protocols for cleaning up spills and waste disposal. 

Standards Online

Provides the latest Australian and International stands in sterilization, cleaning, disinfecting and related areas.  Please contact the library directly for access.

(Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System)

All Victorian Public Hospitals are required to participate in VICNISS and regularly submit data on infections and related activities, whereas participation is voluntary for private hospitals.

ACSQHC Antimicrobial Stewardship

Developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality In Health Care (ACSQHC) and Health Direct Australia.  It's aims is to provide a unified system to gather data on antimicrobial use and resistance.

CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

This CDC links provides the latest guidelines published in antimicrobial stewardship

Choosing Wisely Australia

Choosing Wisely Australia is an initiative of the National Prescribing Service This links provides further antibiotic resources for clinicians.

National Prescribing Service

Useful resources in antibiotic resistance for health professionals and consumers

Infection Control - Accreditation Standards

NSQHS Live literature searches (PubMed)

These PubMed live searches have been developed and tested by the Health Libraries for the National Standards Research Project (HeLiNS), and endorsed by the ACSQHS.

The searches provide updated results for topics aligned to the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Here is the main standard required for infection control processing.

To see further for other standards please logon to the Standards Online website 

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