Category Infection prevention

Australian National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy: Objective Four, Infection Prevention & Control- What does it mean for HNE?

Objective Four of the  Australian strategy focuses on infection prevention and control across all sectors.  Since the days of Ignaz Semmelweis (pioneer of hand disinfection in 1840s Vienna which saved the lives of women affected by nosocomial puerperal sepsis),  consistent practice of infection prevention and control has been one of the most important, challenging (and neglected) aspects of healthcare.  Controlling the […]

Ten infection prevention commandments for medical staff

Thanks Craig Boutlis who helped me develop these some time back. Nothing has changed much yet! Always disinfect your hands with alcohol-based hand rub BEFORE and AFTER touching a patient or performing a procedure. Set the example for your team and expect others to follow your lead. Dress well for safer care – abandon ties […]