Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare

The Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (AICGs) was jointly developed by the Commission and the NHMRC. The Guidelines, together with Commission guidance for specific organisms, provide healthcare workers and health service organisations with support to develop tailored protocols and processes for infection prevention and control at the local level.

The primary national infection prevention and control resource is the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare. These guidelines support health service organisations to meet the requirements of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, particularly the Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard.

The Guidelines were jointly developed by the Commission and the NHMRC. For further information, questions or feedback regarding the Guidelines please contact the NHMRC at icg@nhmrc.gov.au

Specific infection prevention and control guidance

The Commission has also produced specific infection prevention and control guidance for: