The prevention and monitoring of infections takes a high priority whether it be in Urgent Care, Inpatient Services or Aged Care. Our key focus is to provide a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.
What we do
- Infection surveillance and monitoring including outbreak prevention and management
- Hand hygiene Auditing and Education plus audits of cleaning services
- Staff Vaccinations including annual influenza vaccinations
- Ensure staff are working to best practice
- Promotion of good antibiotic usage in acute and aged care.
Victorian Infection Prevention Services recommends six simple ways to help prevent infection.
- Wash your hands
- Ask questions
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing
- Avoid others if you are sick
- Get vaccinated
- Use antibiotics properly
Hand hygiene is the single most important way to help prevent infections. Hand Hygiene includes:
- Applying an alcohol-based handrub to the surface of hands (including liquids, gels and foams) or
- Washing hands with the use of water and soap or a soap solution
When performed correctly, hand hygiene results in a reduction of microorganisms on hands and