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.
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V11.19, which was published on 24 August 2023, includes updates to the following:
- Changed all mentions of “outbreak potential” to “in the event of an outbreak” in Table A2.4 and Table A2.5.
- Removed droplet precautions from Table A2.5
- Changed link from CDNA SoNG to ICEG Guidance in Table A2.5
- Updated wording in Table A2.1 including risk category Extreme renamed to Very high risk/ Extreme. Category also changed in Table A2.2
- Added wording on disinfection of reuseable semi-critical medical devices to Section 3.1.4
- Updated definition of Disinfection in Section 3.1.4