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.
COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines
Information about the infection prevention and control (IPC) measures required to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
Carbapenemase-producing organisms - management guidelines
Information about the reporting and management requirements for CPOs in Victoria
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.
Infection prevention and control guidelines for hair, beauty, tattooing and skin penetration industries
The principle purpose of this set of guidelines is to assist those involved in the personal care and body art industries to comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 by providing information on: (1) how infection can be associated with the procedures employed in the industry, and ...
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.
Guidelines for the investigation of gastroenteritis
The Guidelines for the investigation of gastrointestinal illness guides investigators throughout the whole investigation process.
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.
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.
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.
Infection control - standard and transmission-based precautions
Standard and transmission-based precautions are work practices required to prevent transmission of infections
Managing spills of blood and body fluids and substances
Health services should have management systems in place for dealing with blood and body substance spills
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.
Cleaning and waste disposal procedures - infection control
Recommended procedures for cleaning and waste disposal in healthcare and childcare centres.
Reviewed 21 August 2023