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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For any infection control policy that is out of date, or under review please refer to NSW Health PD2007_036 Infection Control Policy or contact your local Infection Prevention and Control provider.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 Sept 2014
Antiseptics and Disinfectants SESLHDPR/354 Jun 2014
Aseptic Technique SESLHDPD/271 Jun 2014
Blood and blood products PD 141 Jun 2007
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 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 Hygiene, hand care and bare below the elbows SESLHDPR/343 Jun 2014
Handling, Storage and Distribution of Sterile Items SESLHNPD/35 Jul 2012
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
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
Inspection and Testing of Associated Equipment SESLHNPD/31 Jul 2012
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
Legionnaire's disease - patient management SESLHNPD/106 Mar 2011
Linen handling and supply SESLHNPD/122 Apr 2011
Mandatory reporting of peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) related infection/phlebitis in the Incident Information Management System (IIMS) SESLHDPD/280  Dec 2014
Meningococcal disease SESLHN/131 Apr 2011
Multi-Resistant Organisms (MROs) - management of SESLHNPD/107 Apr 2011
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 SESLHNPD/130 Apr 2011
Pandemic Influenza procedure SESLHNPD/116 Apr 2011
Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation SESLHDPR/234 Jan 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
Serological testing of patients SESLHNPD/109 Mar 2011
Sharps management SESLHDPR/356 Jun 2014
Single use medical devices SESLHDPR/346 Jun 2014

Standard and Transmission Based (Additional) Precautions with Infectious Diseases

SESLHDPR/357 Jul 2014
Sterilizing Processes SESLHNPD/33 Jul 2012
Tuberculosis: Patient Management SESLHNPD/125 Apr 2011
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 Apr 2014
Wound Care - Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) Procedure SESLHDPR/205 Oct 2012
Wound - Clinical Digital Photography SESLHDPR/285 Jun 2014
Wound Management - managing pain at dressing change PD 275 May 2010
Wound - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) SESLHNPD/136 Nov 2011

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
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