The Implementation Guide for the Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection was first produced by the Commission in 2010 to support standardised national surveillance and reporting of this infection in Australian public hospitals. The 2021 Guide was developed in consultation with all Australian states and territories to support the implementation of the current national benchmark for healthcare-associated SABSI for public hospital reporting. An information sheet has been produced to outline what changes have been made in the 2021 Guide. The following Commission resources are available to support hospitals with their SABSI surveillance programs:
All states and territories will have a range of existing resources to further support SABSI prevention, such as maintaining skin integrity, wound care and invasive device management; check your state and territory health authority website.
If your organisation has relevant resources to contribute to this compendium, please email HAI@safetyandquality.gov.au