Reducing infections associated with healthcare and residential aged care.

As a leading Australian organisation responsible for infection surveillance, prevention and control, we aim to optimise infection prevention and control practice in order to deliver the safest quality of care in acute and aged care sectors.

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VICNISS Partnering with NCAS

VICNISS is a partner in the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS). The multiple areas of overlap between antimicrobial stewardship and infection control mean NCAS and VICNISS are working collaboratively on many joint projects, including:
Resources such as guidelines, root cause analysis/audit tools and fact sheets can be found on the NCAS website.

Information for Patients & Other Consumers

Healthcare Associated Infections

Many healthcare associated infections are preventable. As a consumer of healthcare, you may wish to know more about how to prevent acquiring an infection during your hospital stay.

Consumer facts sheets (Healthcare associated Infections, Clostridium difficile, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci) have been developed to support the messages on healthcare associated infection contained in the NHMRC Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.

These fact sheets aim to inform patients, visitors, families and carers about healthcare associated infection, what activities healthcare facilities have in place to prevent infections and/or to limit the spread of infections.


Helpful Web Resources for Consumers

There is a vast amount of information available on the internet in relation to healthcare associated infections some of which may not be accurate. If you wish to know more regarding infection prevention; contact the Infection Prevention team at your hospital, or you can use the recommended links of reputable websites below.

Web Resources for Consumers