Infection control

Local infection control support group for age-related residential care nurses.   The WIS group Waikato Infection control Support group started in early 2000, to support facilities in developing their own infection control policy and procedures.  The group meets bi-monthly to discuss current infeciton control best practice, training, peer support.  They also have invited guest speakers and a yahoo WISS group wiss2014@yahoogroups.com .  Anyone is welcome to attend meetings, the remaining dates for 2015 are 6 October and 1 December.  More information is available from Roy Nadela (Roy.Nadela@rrcl.co.nz) or Corrie Bronkhorst (Corrie.Bronkhorst@rrcl.co.nz).

Changes (spring 2015) to Waikato Hospital infection control standard practice

Antibiotic guidelines in primary care from the Bpac (Best Practice Advocacy Centre New Zealand)  Also from this website norovirus diagnosis and management update.  The latest view on topical antibiotics a booklet on rural infections, diagnosis and managment of shingles, update on helicobacter pylori infection and much much more

Centres of Disease Control infection control pages home page and infection control tool kits for long term care environments

Hand Hygiene New Zealand, their  message is Clean hands save lives.  Objectives include preventable infection through simple interventions.  They have education tools, resources and small films to help inplement the five moments of hand hygiene

Hand Hygiene Australia similiar messages some different resources  – online education package

Infectious Diseases Society of America website, contains guideline for long term care, specifically the Clinical practice guideline for the evaluation of fever and infection in older adult residents of Long-Term Care Facilities:  latest update.

SHEA/APIC (Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology) Guideline: Infection Prevention and Control in the Long-Term Care Facility.  Open access document