National Infection Control Guidance Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium associated with heater-cooler devices
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The Commission has recently (March 2020) updated the National Infection Control Guidance - Non-tuberculous Mycobacterium associated with heater-cooler devices to ensure currency with the latest information from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and current literature. Consultation with state and territory health authorities informed the update of the guidance.
Australian health service organisations should continue to be aware of the infection risks associated with devices that have built-in water reservoirs. This guidance should be used in conjunction with safety notices, alerts and other local advice provided by state and territory health authorities and the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care.