Clinical Services > Infection Control

Zika still a threat to Australia

22 November, 2017 by Dr Julie Mudd*

It was widely reported in November 2016 that the emergency was over, but the threat to our shores remains.

Material compatibility and communication remains crucial in the fight to prevent healthcare associated infections

15 November, 2017

The surface environment presents an important route of transmission for microorganisms; when cleaning is suboptimal, it can place patients, staff and visitors at risk.

The boy with genetically modified skin

13 November, 2017

A child with a lethal genetic skin disease has had a fully functional outer skin layer reconstructed from his own skin cells.

Meningococcal B vax should be required for all children

11 November, 2017

Children under five years old, Indigenous children under 10 and all adolescents aged 15–19 are contracting the disease much more often than others.

Study: 40% of healthcare professionals work while sick

09 November, 2017

Healthcare professionals are among the most likely to work when sick. Despite the best intentions, it's not a good idea.

Golden staph more prevalent in community than hospital

03 November, 2017

Infection control efforts need to spread from the hospital to the community

Meet Tristel's extended family of infection prevention products

01 November, 2017

Since 2011, the Tristel Trio Wipes System has been pioneering best infection prevention practice in Australia.

Miele's PG85 Washer-Disinfectors: The perfect solution for reprocessing ward utensils in hospitals and surgeries

31 October, 2017

The washer-disinfectors from Miele Professional convince with a high cleaning performance and load capacity.

Enjoy working overseas — safely

24 October, 2017 by Laini Bennett

Working abroad can be a rewarding experience, but for health practitioners it can mean exposure to diseases not encountered locally. So how do you protect yourself and your team?

Self-disinfecting doorknobs fight microbial infection

18 October, 2017

A textile that disinfects hands when touched reduces bacteria by more than 90%, and has multiple applications.

Register now for ACIPC 2017, 20 – 22 November 2017, Canberra ACT

15 October, 2017

The ACIPC International Conference is Australasia's pre-eminent conference for Infection Prevention & Control professionals.

Hospital Disinfection: Reducing HAI rates

11 October, 2017 by Ivan Obreza, Senior Clinical Advisor, Diversey Australia & New Zealand

Environmental cleaning and disinfection is a unique challenge.

Surgical masks provide insufficient protection

14 September, 2017

A new study turns upside down long-held beliefs on infection control.

Pregnant first-time mums uncertain about vaccinations

11 September, 2017

There is no mandated time point in Australia to discuss childhood vaccination with expectant parents.

Response to public health warnings key to preventing epidemics

07 September, 2017 by Dr Katherine Faull*

We should remain aware and vigilant in our behaviours and responses to public health warnings and guidelines.

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