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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For any infection control policy that is out of date, or under review please refer to NSW Health PD2007_036 Infection Control Policy or contact your local Infection Prevention and Control provider.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 SESLHNPD/137 Nov 2011
Antiseptics and disinfectants SESLHNPD/126 Apr 2011
Blood and blood products PD 141 Jun 2007
Blood and body substance spills SESLHNPD/115 Mar 2011
Clinical waste - management of PD 181 Sept 2008
Clostridium difficile: patient management SESLHNPD/40 Feb 2011
CPR equipment SESLHNPD/102 Apr 2011
Definitive Cleaning of Reusable Medical Devices and Equipment SESLHDPD/256 Feb 2013
Fetal Scalp Electrodes and Fetal Blood Sampling SESLHDPR/257 Apr 2013
Hand and wrist jewellery and fingernail enhancements SESLHNPD/119 Apr 2011
Hand hygiene and hand care SESLHNPD/120 Apr 2011
Handling, Storage and Distribution of Sterile Items SESLHNPD/35 Jul 2012
Ice for human consumption SESLHNPD/104 Mar 2011
Improving Patient Safety: Standards for Reducing Healthcare associated Infection Replaced by Standard 3 in NSQHSS National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
Infectious bodies - care after death SESLHDPR/258 Aug 2013
Infection Control Guidelines for Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease
Classical Creutzfeldt - Jakob disease Chapter 31
Guidelines for Classical Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (cCJD)
Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Infection Control Guidelines -January 2013 Australian Department of Health and Ageing Link
  Apr 2011
Infectious diseases/conditions - precautions for preventing transmission SESLHNPD/105 Mar 2011
Inspection and Testing of Associated Equipment SESLHNPD/31 Jul 2012
Inspection, Assembly, Packaging and Wrapping of Post Cleaned Reusable Medical Devices (RMD). SESLHDPR/306 Nov 2013
Legionnaire's disease - patient management SESLHNPD/106 Mar 2011
Linen handling and supply SESLHNPD/122 Apr 2011
Meningococcal disease SESLHN/131 Apr 2011
Multi-Resistant Organisms (MROs) - management of SESLHNPD/107 Apr 2011
Neonatal Removal of Blood and Body Substance PD 268 May 2010
Occupational health exposure - management of SESLHNPD/108 Apr 2011
Outbreak management SESLHNPD/130 Apr 2011
Pandemic Influenza procedure SESLHNPD/116 Apr 2011
Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation SESLHDPR/234 Jan 2013
Personal protective equipment SESLHNPD/118 Apr 2011
Procurement of Reusable Instrumentation that require Reprocessing SESLHDPR/307 Nov 2013
Refrigerators - use and care SESLHNPD/109 Mar 2011
Scabies - Management of SESLHNPD/128 Jan 2012
Serological testing of patients SESLHNPD/109 Mar 2011
Sharps management SESLHNPD/121 Apr 2011
Single use medical devices SESLHNPD/110 Apr 2011
Specimen collection and transport SESLHNPD/111 Apr 2011
Standard precautions SESLHNPD/112 Apr 2012
Sterilizing Processes SESLHNPD/33 Jul 2012
Transmission Based (Additional) Precautions SESLHNPD/124 Apr 2011
Tuberculosis: Patient Management SESLHNPD/125 Apr 2011
Vaccination - Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis for post natal women SESLHNPD/132 Jul 2011
Varicella-Zoster (Chickenpox and Shingles) - patient management SESLHNPD/129 Apr 2011
Water Systems: Microbial Control SESLHNPD/113 Apr 2011
Wound - antiseptic dressing policy SESLHDPD/146 Sept 2013
Wound - assessment and management SESLHDPD/297 Apr 2014
Wound Care - Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) Procedure SESLHDPR/205 Oct 2012
Wound - Compression Therapy  SESLHNPD/021 Aug 2011
Wound - Clinical Digital Photography SESLHDPR/285 Nov 2013
Wound Management - managing pain at dressing change PD 275 May 2010
Wound - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) SESLHNPD/136 Nov 2011

Reference Documents

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
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) Factsheet NSW Health July 2012
Environmental Cleaning Policy NSW Health PD2012_061 Nov 2012
Environmental Cleaning Audit Tool CEC June 2012
Environmental Cleaning Standard Operating Procedures CEC July 2012
Gastroenteritis Fact sheet NSW Health July 2012
Infection Control Policy NSW Health
May 2007
Infectious Diseases - NSW Health NSW Health  
Influenza (seasonal) guidelines NSW Health April 2012
Legionnaire's disease Factsheet NSW Health July 2012
Multicultural Health Communication Service NSW MHCS  
Notification of Infectious Diseases under the NSW Public Health Act 1991 Ministry of Health
Feb 2013
Seasonal Influenza guidelines Ministry of Health  

Tuberculosis Factsheet

NSW Health April 2012

Varicella-Zoster Chickenpox and Shingles Factsheet

NSW Health July 2012