Infection Control / Public Health

Infection Control / Public Health
Workforce Immunisation Risk Matrix

Workforce Immunisation Risk Matrix

Did you know that the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety In Healthcare has produced  a risk matrix to   support the management of workplace immunisation?

‘Workforce immunisation will cover a variety of specific vaccinations depending on the risks associated with the work place. This risk assessment can be used by an organisation as part of their process to manage risk in the workforce.

Infection Control / Public Health
Actions to Prevent Post Op Total Hip Replacement Infections

Actions to Prevent Post Op Total Hip Replacement Infections

The enclosed article from the British Medical Journal reviews available research  regarding strategies to prevent post operative surgical site infections. You may find the evidence presented of interest!   The authors  found no convincing evidence in favour of the use of laminar airflow over conventional ventilation for prevention of THR-related SSIs, yet laminar airflow is costly and widely used.

Infection Control / Public Health
Double Gloving / Triple Gloving – A Cochrane Review

Double Gloving / Triple Gloving – A Cochrane Review

A 2014 Cochrane Review on the effectiveness of different types of gloving is definitely worth a read. According to the article there ‘is moderate-quality evidence that Healthcare workers are at risk of acquiring viral diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV through exposure to contaminated blood and body fluids at work.

Infection Control / Public Health
Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals

Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals

Did you know that   the nationally agreed benchmark is no more than 2.0 Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB)  cases per 10,000 days of patient care for acute care public hospitals in each state and territory. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the  latest report on public hospital acquired SAB.

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