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Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare

The Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care provide evidence-based recommendations about the critical aspects of infection prevention and control, focusing on core principles and priority areas for action. All health service organisations should consider the risk of transmission of infection and implement these recommendations according to their specific setting and circumstances.

There is a known issue with the display of Table A2.4 in this PDF document. If you require access to this table please go to the HTML version of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care on the NHMRC website that is available on the MAGICapp platform.

V11.22, which was published on 9 January 2024, includes updates to the following:

  • Replaced Standards AS 4031:1992 and Amendment 1:1996 and AS/NZS 4261:1994 and Amendment 1:1997 with Standard AS 23907:2023
  • Updated the format of Table A2.4. Use of standard and transmission-based precautions in Section 6.3.

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Publication year
2019
Resource type
Guide, user guide or guidelines
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