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Consulting

Hands-On Infection Control Consultants work closely with organisations to develop a individual system that suits your requirements.

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Education

Hands-On Infection Control offers a broad range of education and training programs in infection prevention, management and related areas.

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Immunisation

We can provide a safe and effective adult immunisation program in accordance with The Australian Immunisation Handbook and State/Territory requirements.

About Hands-On Infection Control

The goal of surveillance, prevention and management of infection is to improve client outcomes through the identification and reduction of risks of infections in clients, employees, visitors and the physical environment. Hands-On Infection Control aims to provide health care providers, other human service organisations and their clients with a service that offers quality and value, and meets the infection prevention and management needs as defined by the customer. The Hands-On Team possesses a philosophical belief in the importance and necessity of infection prevention and management principles and evidence-based practices that are of a multidisciplinary nature…

Our Team

We are a small team of health professionals dedicated to infection prevention and control. Our team includes Infection Control Consultants, Immunisation Nurses, and Administration support staff.

Professional Partnerships and Affiliations

Client Testimonials

Megan and her team at Hands-On Infection Control provide absolute peace of mind that you are always up to date with best practice infection control guidelines and practices in Aged Care. Megan provides a full suite of services to assist providers to meet all infection control requirements and is always readily available to guide you through complex issues as they arise. Megan’s professional skills and expertise together with her “can do” attitude and down to earth approach make it an absolute pleasure to do business with her.

Residential Aged Care

I have known Megan in a professional capacity for over 15 years providing consultancy and advice, development of policies and procedures and staff training and development. Feedback from our staff has always been very positive of Megan as facilitator of our training sessions. Megan has been a great support to us during this COVID 19 Breakout. We greatly recommend her services and expertise.

Community Aged Care

Meath Care (Inc) uses the following services of Hands-On Infection Control; staff training, consultancy and staff immunisation. We have always found their support to be professional, reliable and timely. The team provide us with up-to-date comprehensive information in relation to all aspects of infection control protocols.

Meath Care

Our Latest News

Infection and Antimicrobial Prescribing in Australian Residential Care Facilities – Results of the 2022 Aged Care NAPS

This report presents the findings from the annual Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS). It analyses resident infection and antimicrobial use data reported by Australian aged facilities that participated in the survey. AC NAPS continues to play a pivotal role in Australian residential aged care facilities (RACFs) as part of their infection prevention and control (IPC) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs. A total of 743 RACFs participated in the 2022 survey, an increased number from 2021 (n=690).  All provider […]

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) Targets COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Department of Health and Aged Care recently published an Aged Care Alert advising that while COVID-19 and influenza cases are rising in residential aged care homes, vaccination rates are low, reminding aged care providers of their responsibility for making vaccines easily available to residents. The Australian Government published the aged care residents’ COVID-19 vaccination rates, by aged care home on Monday 17 June. It is anticipated publication of the COVID-19 vaccination rates will help aged care residents, their families […]

Communicable Diseases Network Australia National Outbreak Management Guideline for Acute Respiratory Infection (including COVID-19, influenza and RSV) in Residential Aged Care Homes Updated

The latest version 2 (June 2024) of the CDNA National Outbreak Management Guideline for Acute Respiratory Infection (including COVID-19, influenza and RSV) in Residential Aged Care Homes has been published. Available at https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/national-guidelines-for-the-prevention-control-and-public-health-management-of-outbreaks-of-acute-respiratory-infection-in-residential-care-facilities?language=en These guidelines are provided to assist residential aged care homes by providing best practice information for the prevention and management of outbreaks of acute respiratory infection (including COVID-19, influenza and RSV). These guidelines were developed to create a single unified guidance to support a risk-based approach for […]

Hands-On Infection Control acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.