Guidelines on how to control the spread of infectious diseases including gastro, arbo virus, respiratory illness, scabies and vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE). Advice on how to manage exposure to blood and body fluids and other infectious substances including protocols for cleaning up spills and waste disposal.
Surveillance data on CPE in Victoria are available through interactive infectious disease reports.
Infection control - standard and transmission-based precautions
The Victorian Blue Book for infectious diseases recommends standard and additional infection control precautions.
COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines
Information about the infection prevention and control (IPC) measures required to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
Managing spills of blood and body fluids and substances
The Victorian Blue Book for infectious diseases outlines how to manage spills of blood and body fluids/substances.
Cleaning and waste disposal procedures - infection control
Recommended procedures for cleaning and waste disposal in healthcare and childcare centres.
Managing exposures to blood and body fluids or substances
The Victorian Blue Book for infectious diseases recommends certain protocols when managing exposures to blood and body fluids or substances.
Acute respiratory infection management in residential care facilities
Respiratory illness in residential and aged care facilities provides information on how to prevent and manage respiratory illness outbreaks.
Patient-centred risk management strategy for multi-resistant organisms
The patient-centred risk management strategy for multi-resistant organisms helps Victorian health services to assess risk in individual patients.
Guidelines for the investigation of gastroenteritis
The Guidelines for the investigation of gastrointestinal illness guides investigators throughout the whole investigation process.
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae - management guidelines
Victoria has identified increasing numbers of bacteria resistant to carbapenem antibiotics, including Klebsiella pneumoniae, E. coli, E. cloacae, and S. marcescens.
Chlorine dilutions calculator
Chlorine-based (sodium hypochlorite) sanitisers/disinfectants (e.g. plain, unscented household bleach) should be used in outbreak situations, as other sanitisers have very little effect on destroying viruses such as Norovirus.
Gastroenteritis from animals
Infectious diseases can be spread from animals to humans. When in contact with animals, take extra care to prevent the spread of infection.
Scabies control guidelines
Scabies is highly contagious and spreads more easily in facilities where close contact occurs, such as in prisons and aged care facilities.
Victorian guideline on Candida auris for health services
This guideline applies to all paediatric and adult health services in Victoria. For the purpose of this guideline, the term 'health service' refers to public and private health services, hospitals and denominational hospitals that admit patients overnight.
Reviewed 25 May 2023