HAI - Healthcare Associated Infections

HAI Policies and Guidelines

Key Policies

  • PD2017_013 Infection Prevention and Control Policy
  • PD2011_060 Central Venous Access Device Insertion and Post Insertion Care
  • PD2012_061 Environmental Cleaning Policy
  • GL2013_013 Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC) Insertion and Post Insertion Care in Adult Patients (Guideline)

Other Relevant HAI Policies

  • PD2005_132 Waste Management Guidelines for Health Care Facilities - August 1998
  • PD2005_162 HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C - Health Care Workers Infected
  • PD2017_010 HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C – Management of Health Care Workers Potentially Exposed
  • PD2005_629 Ozone Generators Used for the Purpose of Indoor Air Cleaning
  • PD2007_052 Sharps Injuries - Prevention in the NSW Public Health System
  • PD2007_075 Lookback Policy
  • PD2008_004 Community Sharps Disposal by Area Health Services
  • PD2010_028 Influenza Pandemic - Providing Critical Care
  • PD2011_005 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases
  • PD2013_024 Oral Health: Cleaning, Disinfecting and Sterilizing
  • PD2013_050 Work Health and Safety: Better Practice
  • PD2013_054 Management of Instruments, Accountable Items and Other Items used for Surgery or Procedures
  • PD2014_004 Incident Management Policy

Relevant HAI Guidelines

  • GL2009_006 Tuberculosis - Sputum Induction Guidelines
  • GL2010_006 Influenza - Minimising Transmission of Influenza in Healthcare Facilities: 2010 Influenza Season

Alerts, Notices & Information

Safety Alerts Safety Notices
  • SN: 003/07 Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD) Transmission During High Risk Surgical Procedures
  • SN: 015/11 Bathing of Newborn Babies and Infection Prevention
  • SN: 001/14 Use of Impregnated Chemical Disinfectant Wipe Systems for Reusable Medical Devices
  • SN: 004/14 Removal of Central Venous Access Device (CVAD)
Safety Information
  • SI: 001/11 Safe Use of Alcohol Based Skin Preparations for Surgical and Anaesthetic Procedures
    SI: 001/11 has been superseded by SI: 001/13
  • SI: 002/13 Safe use of chlorhexidine containing products and devices
  • SI: 001/14 Correct Usage of Fume/Vapour Soaking Stations