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 email@example.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
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
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