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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For any infection control policy that is out of date, or under review please refer to NSW Health PD2017 013 Infection Control Policy or contact your local Infection Prevention and Control provider.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 Reviewed
Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy SESLHDPD/137 Jan 2018
Antiseptics and Disinfectants SESLHDPR/354 July 2015
Aseptic Technique SESLHDPD/271 Aug 2015
Blood and body substance spills SESLHDPR/364 Under Review
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 Under Review
Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) - Patient Management SESLHDPR/365 Under Review
Wound - Compression Therapy   SESLHDPR/398 May 2018
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 Under Review
Ice for human consumption SESLHDPR/362 Under Review
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 Under Review
Infectious bodies - care after death SESLHDPR/258 Under Review
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 Under Review
Management of Acute Respiratory Illness SESLHDPR/581 June 2017
Mandatory reporting of peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) related infection/phlebitis in the Incident Information Management System (IIMS) SESLHDPD/280  Under Review
Multi-Resistant Organisms (MROs) - management of SESLHNPD/107 Under Review
Neonatal Removal of Blood and Body Substance SESLHDPR/358 May 2017
Occupational Exposure: Health Care Workers Potentially Exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C – Management of SESLHDPR/217 Under Review
Outbreak management SESLHDPR/130 July 2015
Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation (PIVC) Insertion, Care and Removal (Adults) SESLHDPR/577 June 2017
Procurement of Reusable Instrumentation that require Reprocessing SESLHDPR/307 Apr 2018
Refrigerators - use and care SESLHDPR/355 Under Review
Scabies - Management of SESLHDPR/363 Under Review
Sharps management SESLHDPR/356 Under Review

Standard and Transmission Based (Additional) Precautions with Infectious Diseases

SESLHDPR/357 Under Review
Sterilisation: Inspection, Assembly, Packaging and Wrapping of Post Cleaned Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs) SESLHDPR/306 Nov 2016
Sterilisation – Records Management SESLHDPR/514 Oct 2016
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: Loan Sets - standards for procurement for elective procedures only SESLHDPR/249 Nov 2016
Sterilisation: Sterilisation Processes SESLHDPR/517 Aug 2016
Sterilisation: Loading and Unloading of Equipment used to Reprocess Reusable Medical Devices SESLHDPR/518 Nov 2016
Sterilisation: Cleaning of Reprocessing Equipment and the Reprocessing Facility SESLHDPR/519 Nov 2016
Sterilisation: Validation of Washer Disinfectors SESLHDPR/524 Nov 2016
Sterilisation: Handling Transport and Storage of Sterile Reusable Medical Devices SESLHDPR/525 Nov 2016
Sterilisation: Traceability of Reprocessed Reusable Medical Devices SESLHDPR/526 Nov 2016
Sterilisation: Release of Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs) after processing SESLHDPR/546 Dec 2016
Sterilisation: Routine monitoring of cleaning disinfection and sterilising processes SESLHDPR/548 Dec 2016
Sterilisation: Staff Training and Competencies SESLHDPR/527 Nov 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 Under Review
Water Systems: Microbial Control SESLHDPR/344 Oct 2017
Wound - antiseptic dressing policy SESLHDPD/146 Sept 2017
Wound - assessment and management SESLHDPD/297 Oct 2015
Wound Care - Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) Procedure SESLHDPR/205 Dec 2017
Wound - Clinical Digital Photography SESLHDPR/285 Jun 2014
Wound - Debridement SESLHDPR/348 June 2015
Wound - Management of Hypergranulation Tissue SESLHDPR/400 Nov 2015
Wound - Managing Pain at Dressing Change SESLHDPR/437 Dec 2017
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
June 2017
Multicultural Health Communication Service NSW MHCS  
Notification of Infectious Diseases under the NSW Public Health Act 1991 Ministry of Health
Feb 2013