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Standardised infection prevention and control signage for Standard and Transmission-based Precautions

Standardised signs are available to all health service organisations wishing to increase the awareness of healthcare workers, patients and visitors to the necessary precautions to be applied for all patients (Standard Precautions) and for those patients who require Transmission-based Precautions, due to their known or suspected diagnosis.

The signage is available in several formats using both pictures and icons. Most jurisdictions have also co-badged the signage and these are also available here.

Standardised Infection Prevention and Control Signs

Approach 1:  This approach combines both the special precautions and the standard precautions into a single poster. Photographic images are used to support the special precautions

Approach 2: Approach 2 is the same as Approach 1, but using symbols instead of photographic images

Approach 3:  This approach presents the special precautions and standard precautions in separate posters. This approach allows more room for focusing on the precautions, including supporting imagery for the standard precautions

Approach 4: Approach 4 is the same as Approach 3, but using symbols instead of photographic images

Standardised Infection Prevention and Control Signage co-badged by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and State and Territory Departments of Health

New South Wales

Australian Capital Territory

Northern Territory

Queensland

  • Not available

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia