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Clinician Fact Sheet: Healthcare-Associated Infection

Infection prevention and control aims to reduce the risk of patients acquiring preventable healthcare-associated infections; effectively manage infections when they occur; and limit the development of antimicrobial resistance through prudent use of antimicrobials as part of antimicrobial stewardship. This is done, in part, by applying standard and transmission-based precautions as safe work practices in the healthcare setting and establishing antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Clinicians are essential in effectively preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections in health service organisations.

Tasks for clinicians

You can help your health service organisation to implement the Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard by completing the following tasks. These tasks are arranged by criterion for each Standard.
Last updated 30th May, 2018 at 08:57pm