Links

Below are a number of useful infection control links. Click here for links and resources on COVID-19.

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/
Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC)
https://ipac-canada.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/
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
 http://www.ihi.org/
Joanna Briggs Institute
http://www.joannabriggs.org/
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 Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
 http://www.shea-online.org/

Accreditation and Government Agencies

Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Healthcare
 http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)
 http://www.achs.org.au
Australian Department of Health
 http://www.health.gov.au/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 http://www.cdc.gov/
Department of Health WA Public Health
https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Improving-WA-Health/Public-health
National Immunisation Program
https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/national-immunisation-program
Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations (JCAHO)
 http://www.jointcommission.org/
National Medical and Research Council (NHMRC)
 http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
 https://www.agedcarequality.gov.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/

Hand Hygiene

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/

National Hand Hygiene Initiative

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/infection-prevention-and-control/national-hand-hygiene-initiative

Hand Hygiene Australia
http://www.hha.org.au

Hand Hygiene Resource Centre – Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut
http://www.handhygiene.org/
NHS – National Patient Safety Agency
http://www.npsa.nhs.uk/cleanyourhands

Ontario Ministry for Health and Long Term Care
http://www.justcleanyourhands.ca/
World Health Organisation – Clean Care is Safer Care
http://www.who.int/gpsc/en/

World Health Organisation – The evidence for clean hands

https://www.who.int/infection-prevention/publications/hh_evidence/en/

World Health Organisation – Hand Hygiene tools and resources

https://www.who.int/infection-prevention/tools/hand-hygiene/en/

University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
https://www.hug.ch/en/

Clean Hands Save Lives

https://cleanhandssavelives.org/

Influenza

Department of Health – Pandemic Influenza
https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ohp-pandemic-influenza.htm
WA Health
https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/F_I/Influenza
NZ Ministry of Health
https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/influenza
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
National Immunisation Program
https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/national-immunisation-program
Immunisation Coalition
https://www.immunisationcoalition.org.au/
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research on Influenza
 www.influenzacentre.org
Smartraveller
 http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/