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Infection Control Policies, Procedures and Guidelines


For any infection control policy that is out of date, or under review please refer to NSW Health PD2007_036 Infection Control Policy or contact your local Infection Prevention and Control provider.

Better Health: Phone 02 9816 0452 or Fax 02 9816 0492

Title Document No. Last Updated
Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy SESLHDPD/137 under review
Antiseptics and Disinfectants SESLHDPR/354 July 2015
Aseptic Technique SESLHDPD/271 Aug 2015
Blood and body substance spills SESLHDPR/364 Aug 2014
Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CR‑PA) identification and management SESLHDPR/396 March 2015
Clinical Waste Management in healthcare facilities SESLHDPR/353 Jun 2014
Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) - Patient Management SESLHDPR/365 Aug 2014
Compression Therapy  SESLHDPR/398 Feb 2015
CPR equipment SESLHDPR/440 Sept 2015
Curtains: Management of Disposable, Antimicrobial and Reusable Curtains SESLHDPR/401 May 2015
Sterilisation: Definitive Cleaning of Reusable Medical Devices and Equipment. SESLHDPR/495 July 2016
Hand Hygiene, hand care and bare below the elbows SESLHDPR/343 Jun 2014
Handling, Storage and Distribution of Sterile Items SESLHNPD/35 Under Review
Ice for human consumption SESLHDPR/362 Aug 2014
Improving Patient Safety: Standards for Reducing Healthcare associated Infection Replaced by Standard 3 in NSQHSS National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
Infection prevention and control during construction, renovation or maintenance SESLHDPR/374 Sept 2015
Infectious bodies - care after death SESLHDPR/258 Aug 2013
Infection Control Guidelines for Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease
Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Infection Control Guidelines -January 2013 Australian Department of Health and Ageing Link
  Apr 2011
Infection Control: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) – at risk surgical patients SESLHDPR/508 Aug 2016
Infection Control: Cleaning (Shared) Patient Care Equipment Guideline SESLHDGL/029 Sept 2014
Inspection, Assembly, Packaging and Wrapping of Post Cleaned Reusable Medical Devices (RMD). SESLHDPR/306 Nov 2013
Mandatory reporting of peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) related infection/phlebitis in the Incident Information Management System (IIMS) SESLHDPD/280  Dec 2014
Multi-Resistant Organisms (MROs) - management of SESLHNPD/107 Under Review
Neonatal Removal of Blood and Body Substance SESLHDPR/358 Jul 2014
Occupational Exposure: Health Care Workers Potentially Exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C – Management of SESLHDPR/217 Jun 2014
Outbreak management SESLHDPR/130 July 2015
Procurement of Reusable Instrumentation that require Reprocessing SESLHDPR/307 Nov 2013
Refrigerators - use and care SESLHDPR/355 Jun 2014
Scabies - Management of SESLHDPR/363 Aug 2014
Sharps management SESLHDPR/356 Jun 2014

Standard and Transmission Based (Additional) Precautions with Infectious Diseases

SESLHDPR/357 Jul 2014
Sterilisation: Control of nonconforming Reusable Medical Devices (RMD) and Recall of RMDs SESLHDPR/504 July 2016
Sterilisation: Reprocessing Equipment – Preventative Maintenance SESLHDPR/503 July 2016
Sterilisation: Sterilisation Processes SESLHDPR/517 Aug 2016
Tonometer Disinfection and Prism Field Check SESLHDPR/366 Nov 2015
Tuberculosis: Patient Management SESLHDPR/502 May 2016
Varicella-Zoster (Chickenpox and Shingles) - patient management SESLHDPR/334 Dec 2014
Water Systems: Microbial Control SESLHDPR/344 Aug 2014
Wound - antiseptic dressing policy SESLHDPD/146 Sept 2013
Wound - assessment and management SESLHDPD/297 Oct 2015
Wound Care - Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) Procedure SESLHDPR/205 Oct 2012
Wound - Clinical Digital Photography SESLHDPR/285 Jun 2014
Wound - Debridement SESLHDPR/348 June 2015
Wound - Management of Hypergranulation Tissue SESLHDPR/400 Nov 2015
Wound Management - managing pain at dressing change SESLHDPR/437 Nov 2015
Wound - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) SESLHNPD/136 Dec 2015

Reference Documents and Fact Sheets

Title Document No. Last Updated
A-Z of Infectious diseases NSW Health  
Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare NHMRC 2010
CEC Fact Sheet - Prevention & Management of Carbapenem Resistant Enterbacteriaceae CEC Sept 2015
Environmental Cleaning Policy NSW Health PD2012_061 Nov 2012
Environmental Cleaning Audit Tool CEC June 2012
Environmental Cleaning Standard Operating Procedures CEC July 2012
Infection Control Policy NSW Health
May 2007
Multicultural Health Communication Service NSW MHCS  
Notification of Infectious Diseases under the NSW Public Health Act 1991 Ministry of Health
Feb 2013