National Policy Updates

Ms Rebecca Adams1, Ms Toni McLean1, Mr Matthew McQuilty1, Ms Kathryn O’Brien1 1Queensland Department Of Health, Herston, Australia   Introduction In July 2016 Queensland Health introduced a condition of employment for certain categories of prospective workers requiring evidence of vaccination...
  • October 24, 2017
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Sarah Bailey1 1QED Environmental Services, 1/247 Oxford Street, Leederville, WA 6007 sarah@qed.com.au The enHealth Guidelines were published in 2015, as a guide for healthcare and aged care facilities to address the risks of legionella within their facilities. This presentation will...
  • October 3, 2017
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Sue Greig1 1 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) Level 5, 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney, NSW, 2000. Sue.greig@safetyandquality.gov.au   The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (first edition) have been in effect since January...
  • September 5, 2017
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Terry McAuley1 1 STEAM Consulting Pty Ltd, PO Box 779 Endeavour Hills VIC, 3802, terry@steamconsulting.com.au   The 2 year timeframe recommended by Committee HE-023 responsible for AS/NZS4187 sent shockwaves through Health Services Organisations [HSOs] as they grappled with the ramifications...
  • September 1, 2017
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Cathy Connor1 1Director Public Health, National Health and Medical Research Council, GPO Box 1421 Canberra 2601. cathy.connor@nhmrc.gov.au   The 2010 Guidelines provide a basis for healthcare facilities to develop protocols and processes for infection prevention and control specific to local...
  • August 28, 2017
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