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)
Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN)
Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR)
Australian Infection Control Association (AICA)
Australian Society of Microbiology (ASM)
Community and Hospital Control Association of Canada (CHICA)
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Hospital Infection Society (HIS)
Infection Control Association Of Western Australia (ICAWA)
Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA)
Infection Control Practitioners Association of Queensland (ICPAQ)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Joanna Briggs Institute
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Standards Australia Limited
The Cochrane Collaboration
The International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC)
The National Institute of Clinical Studies
The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
Victorian Infection Control Professionals Association (VICPA)

Accreditation and Government Agencies

Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Healthcare
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)
Australian Department of Health and Ageing
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention
Department of Health WA Public Health
Immunise Australia Program
Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations (JCAHO)
National Medical and Research Council (NHMRC)
Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS)
The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd
Therapeutic Goods Administration
Worksafe Western Australian Commission
World Health Organisation (WHO)
Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS)

Hand Hygiene

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Hand Hygiene Australia
Hand Hygiene Resource Centre – Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut
Healthcare Infection Control Special Interest Group
Max Guide to Hand Hygiene – Basildon University Hospital
NHS – National Patient Safety Agency
Ontario Ministry for Health and Long Term Care
Queensland ‘Clean Hands are Lifesavers
Royal Children’s Hospital Victoria ‘Wash-up’
South Australia ‘Wash wipe cover’
Victorian Quality Council Safety and Quality in Health
World Health Organisation – Clean Care is Safer Care
University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
NHS – National Patient Safety Agency


Department of Health & Ageing Pandemic Influenza
Department of Health & Ageing Health Emergency
Department of Education and Training WA
NSW Department of Health
Victorian Government
Queensland Government
WA Health
SA Department of Health
NT Government Department of Health and Families
Tasmanian Government
ACT Department of Health
NZ Ministry of Health
UK Department of Health
USA Government
Public Health Agency of Canada
World Health Organization – Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR) – Influenza A(H1N1)
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza what’s new..
Immunise Australia Program
Influenza Specialist Group
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference & Research on Influenza