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 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.   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,   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.   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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