Links

Below are a number of useful infection control links.
Note: Hands-On Infection Control is not responsible for the content of any website accessed through these links

Professional Associations & Organisations

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
 http://www.apic.org/
Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN)
 http://www.acorn.org.au/
Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR)
 http://www.antimicrobial-resistance.com/
Australian Infection Control Association (AICA)
 http://www.aica.org.au/
Australian Society of Microbiology (ASM)
 http://www.theasm.com.au/
Community and Hospital Control Association of Canada (CHICA)
 http://www.chica.org/
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
 http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/
Hospital Infection Society (HIS)
 http://www.his.org.uk/
Infection Control Association Of Western Australia (ICAWA)
 http://www.aica.org.au/
Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA)
 http://www.icna.co.uk/
Infection Control Practitioners Association of Queensland (ICPAQ)
 http://www.icpaq.org/
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
 http://www.ihi.org/
Joanna Briggs Institute
 http://www.joannabriggs.edu.au/
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
 http://www.racgp.org.au/
Standards Australia Limited
 http://www.standards.org.au/
The Cochrane Collaboration
 http://www.cochrane.org/
The International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC)
 http://www.theific.org/
The National Institute of Clinical Studies
 http://www.nicsl.com.au/
The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
 http://www.shea-online.org/
Victorian Infection Control Professionals Association (VICPA)
 http://www.vicpa.org.au/

Accreditation and Government Agencies

Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Healthcare
 http://www.safetyandquality.org/
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)
 http://www.achs.org
Australian Department of Health and Ageing
 http://www.health.gov.au/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 http://www.cdc.gov/
Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention
 http://www.health.qld.gov.au/chrisp
Department of Health WA Public Health
 http://www.public.health.wa.gov.au
Immunise Australia Program
 http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/
Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations (JCAHO)
 http://www.jointcommission.org/
National Medical and Research Council (NHMRC)
 http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/
Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS)
 http://www.phls.co.uk/
The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd
 http://www.accreditation.org.au/
Therapeutic Goods Administration
 http://www.tga.gov.au/
Worksafe Western Australian Commission
 http://www.worksafe.wa.gov.au/
World Health Organisation (WHO)
 http://www.who.int/
Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS)
 http://www.achs.org.au

Hand Hygiene

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
 http://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/
Hand Hygiene Australia
 http://www.hha.org.au
Hand Hygiene Resource Centre – Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut
 http://www.handhygiene.org/
Healthcare Infection Control Special Interest Group
 http://www.asid.net.au/hicsigwiki/index.php?title=Hand_hygiene
Max Guide to Hand Hygiene – Basildon University Hospital
 http://www.max4health.com/howitstarted.php
NHS – National Patient Safety Agency
 http://www.npsa.nhs.uk/cleanyourhands
Ontario Ministry for Health and Long Term Care
 http://www.justcleanyourhands.ca/
Queensland ‘Clean Hands are Lifesavers
 http://www.health.qld.gov.au/chrisp/hand_hygiene/about.asp
Royal Children’s Hospital Victoria ‘Wash-up’
 http://www.rch.org.au/washup/
South Australia ‘Wash wipe cover’
 http://www.health.sa.gov.au/INFECTIONCONTROL/Default.aspx?tabid=15
Victorian Quality Council Safety and Quality in Health
 http://www.health.vic.gov.au/qualitycouncil/activities/handhyg_gen.htm
World Health Organisation – Clean Care is Safer Care
 http://www.who.int/gpsc/en/
University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
 http://www.hopisafe.ch/
NHS – National Patient Safety Agency
 http://www.npsa.nhs.uk/cleanyourhands

Influenza

Department of Health & Ageing Pandemic Influenza
 http://www.flupandemic.gov.au/internet/panflu/publishing.nsf
Department of Health & Ageing Health Emergency
 http://www.healthemergency.gov.au/internet/healthemergency/publishing.nsf/Content/health-swine_influenza-index.htm
Department of Education and Training WA
 http://www.det.wa.edu.au/swineflu/detcms/portal/
NSW Department of Health
 http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/publichealth/swine_flu.asp
Victorian Government
 http://www.health.vic.gov.au/ideas/diseases/swine-influenza
Queensland Government
 http://www.health.qld.gov.au/swineflu/
WA Health
 http://www.health.wa.gov.au/swine_flu/home/
SA Department of Health
 http://www.flu.sa.gov.au/Swineflu.aspx
NT Government Department of Health and Families
 http://www.health.nt.gov.au/Centre_for_Disease_Control/index.aspx
Tasmanian Government
 http://www.pandemic.tas.gov.au/
ACT Department of Health
 http://health.act.gov.au/c/health?a=da&did=10098808&pid=1240874209
NZ Ministry of Health
 http://www.moh.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexmh/mexican-swine-influenza-update-270409
UK Department of Health
 http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm
USA Government
 http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/
Public Health Agency of Canada
 http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert-alerte/swine_200904-eng.php
World Health Organization – Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR) – Influenza A(H1N1)
 http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza what’s new..
 www.cdc.gov/flu/whatsnew.htm
Immunise Australia Program
 www.immunise.health.gov.au
Influenza Specialist Group
 www.isg.org.au
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research on Influenza
 www.influenzacentre.org
Smartraveller
 http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/