Understanding the Microbiological Requirements of AS 4187:2014 Amd2:2019

Dr Meredith Hodge1

1PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, QEII Medical Centre, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009  


Infection Control Practitioners may find navigating the water microbiology requirements in the 2019 Amendment 2 difficult.  Environmental microbiology is not usually specifically taught, many do not have CSSD qualifications and it is typically learned on the job.  This lecture will systematically explore the microbiological tests required, and bring understanding to the principles and rationale underlying their inclusion in AS 4187.  Out of specification results will also be explored.

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The ACIPC is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. Our stated vision is the prevention and control of infection in our communities. We commenced in January 2012 bringing together the various State and Territory infection control associations formerly in AICA (The Australian Infection Control Association) to support and encourage collaboration across Australasia.

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