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|My risk of getting or spreading an infection is assessed and minimised.
Intention of this standard
Evidence-based processes are used to prevent and control infections. Patients presenting with, or with risk factors for, infection or colonisation with an organism of local, national or global significance are identified promptly, and receive the necessary management and treatment. The healthcare service is clean and hygienic.
Standard and transmission-based precautions
3.04—The healthcare service has processes to apply standard and transmission-based precautions that are fit for the setting and consistent with the current edition of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, and jurisdictional requirements, and relevant jurisdictional laws and policies, including work health and safety laws.