Prevention and Control of Infection in Residential & Community Aged Care

Megan Reilly

Infection prevention and control in residential and community aged care is a pocket book developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Health

The pocket book provides information on the key principles of infection prevention and control for the residential aged care (RAC) and community aged care (CAC) community.  It provides advice to Assistants in Nursing, Community Care Assistants, Personal Care Workers and ancillary staff about integrating the principles of infection prevention and control into every aspect of their work.

The principles in the pocket book apply in non-hospital settings such as residential aged care facilities and community aged care. Infection prevention and control is an essential part of care and the responsibility of all staff providing care to older people.