RACGP Infection Prevention and Control Standards - 5th Edition

RACGP Infection Prevention and Control Standards - 5th Edition

The RACGP have released new Infection Prevention and Control Standards which is now available to download.

The RACGP Infection Prevention and Control Standards is divided into five sections.

Section 1: Infection Prevention and Control Principles includes information on staff education, basic microbiology, principles of hand hygiene, the appropriate use of standard and transmission based precautions and personal protective equipment.

Section 2: Protecting the health of staff includes information on staff immunisation, managing the health of health professionals and staff, safe sharps management and management of blood and body fluid exposure.

Section 3: Managing the practice physical environment includes information on cleaning of the practice, managing blood and body spills, linen and waste management.

Section 4: Processing reusable equipment includes information on cleaning and sterilisation of reusable medical devices and equipment, monitoring and documentation of the sterilisation cycle, validation of the sterilisation process and the use of single-use items.

Section 5: Disease surveillance in office based practice - includes information on disease monitoring, reporting requirements and reception and triage in relation to potential or actual infectious diseases.

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RACGP Infection Prevention and Control Standards - 5th Edition