Start clean: Victorian Infection Control Strategy 2007-11
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Infection associated with health care is one of the most common adverse outcomes in health care systems in the developed world. The patients most at risk are the very sick, the very old and very young—those who have benefited substantially from advances in medicine, surgery and health technologies. While not all hospital acquired infections (HAIs) can be prevented, we can ensure that systems are in place to minimise their occurrence.
The Victorian Infection Control Strategy 2007–11 is a comprehensive direction for the prevention, detection and management of HAIs in the short, medium and long term. The strategy is informed by a range of sources, such as:
- the Victorian Quality Council (VQC) Hand Hygiene Project
- the VQC Hand Hygiene Sustainability Forum
- the recommendations of the Multi-Resistant Organism Consensus Conference (held in December 2005)
- the UK Clean Hands Project through the National Patient Safety Agency of the NHS.
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