Australian Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines

National guidance on the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections

The Commission has developed a number of guidance documents to support the implementation of effective infection prevention and control practices.

The primary national infection prevention and control resource is the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019). The Guidelines are an important resource to support the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard: Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection, and provide a basis for healthcare workers and health service organisations to develop protocols and processes for infection prevention and control specific to local settings. The Guidelines were jointly developed by the NHMRC and the Commission.

The Commission has also produced specific infection prevention and control guidance for Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and non-tuberculous Mycobacterium infections associated with heater cooler devices.