Policies & Publications: Infection Control

Title Document Number Last Reviewed
Antimicrobial Stewardship SESLHDPD/137
Aseptic Technique SESLHDPD/271
Bare Below the Elbows- Hand Hygiene SESLHDPR/343
CEC Infection Prevention and Control Practice Handbook
Chicken Pox and Shingles (Varicella Zoster) Herpes Zoster Procedure SESLHDPR/334 Under Review
Cleaning blood and other body substance spills SESLHDPR/674
COVID-19 Patient, staff and visitor management - contact tracing

Gastro Pack for Hospitals and Aged Care Facilities
Gastroenteritis in an institution - Control Guideline for Public Health Units
Ice for Human Consumption SESLHDPR/362
Infection Control: Cleaning (Shared) Patient Care Equipment Guideline SESLHDGL/029
Infection Control: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) – at risk surgical patients SESLHDPR/508
Infection Prevention and Control during construction, renovation or maintenance SESLHDPR/374
Management of Acute Viral Respiratory Illness SESLHDPR/581
Mandatory reporting of peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) or / central venous access device (CVAD) infections in Incident Information Management System (IIMS) SESLHDPD/280 
NSW Ministry of Health Guideline GL 2019_012 - Surveillance & Response for Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacterales (CPE) in NSW Health Facilities
Outbreak Management SESLHDPR/685
Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation (PIVC) Insertion, Care and Removal (Adults) SESLHDPR/577
Procedure for SESLHD facility visitors in home isolation or quarantine for COVID-19 exposure with exemption under compassionate grounds

Reducing Cardiothoracic Surgical Site Infections through use of a Cardiothoracic Surgical Site Infection Care Bundle Guideline

Reporting of notifiable Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) – local reporting process for COVID-19 Vaccination SESLHDBR/096
Scabies - Management of SESLHDPR/363 Under Review
SESLHD workers and students unvaccinated for influenza must wear a mask while providing patient care in a high risk clinical area SESLHDPD/307 Under Review
Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA) decolonisation SESLHDPR/681
Sterilisation - Records Management SESLHDPR/514
Sterilisation - Release of Reusable Medical Devices SESLHDPR/546
Sterilisation: Cleaning of Reprocessing Equipment and the Reprocessing Facility SESLHDPR/519
Sterilisation: Control of nonconforming Reusable Medical Devices (RMD) and Recall of RMD’s SESLHDPR/504
Sterilisation: Definitive Cleaning of Reusable Medical Devices and Equipment SESLHDPR/495
Sterilisation: Designation of Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs) to a Product Family SESLHDPR/627
Sterilisation: Handling Transport and Storage of Sterile Reusable Medical Devices SESLHDPR/525
Sterilisation: Inspection, Assembly, Packaging and Wrapping of Post Cleaned Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs) SESLHDPR/306
Sterilisation: Loading and Unloading of Equipment used to Reprocess Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs) SESLHDPR/518
Sterilisation: Purchasing of Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs) and reprocessing equipment SESLHDPR/307
Sterilisation: Reprocessing Equipment – Preventative Maintenance SESLHDPR/503
Sterilisation: Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs) on Loan SESLHDPR/249 Under Review
Sterilisation: Routine Monitoring of Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilising Processes SESLHDPR/548
Sterilisation: Staff Training and Competencies SESLHDPR/527
Sterilisation: Sterilisation Processes SESLHDPR/517
Sterilisation: Traceability of Reprocessed Reusable Medical Devices SESLHDPR/526
Sterilisation: Validation of Sterilisers SESLHDPR/636
Sterilisation: Validation of Washer/Disinfectors SESLHDPR/524
Table of Infectious Diseases, Modes of Transmission and Recommended Precautions for Staff and Patients to Prevent Transmission
Transport of patients with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus disease SESLHDGL/086
Triggers for Escalation Following Detection of Infection Outbreaks or Clusters - NSW Health Guideline
Tuberculosis: Patient Management SESLHDPR/502 Under Review
Ultrasound Reprocessing: Definitive Reprocessing of Reusable Ultrasound Transducers Between Use SESLHDPR/706
Water Systems: Microbial Control SESLHDPR/344
Wound - Antiseptic Dressing Policy SESLHDPD/146
Wound - assessment and management

Wound - Clinical Digital Photography SESLHDPR/285
Wound - Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) SESLHDPR/205
Wound - Management of Hypergranulation Tissue SESLHDPR/400
Wound - Managing Pain at Dressing Change SESLHDPR/437
Wound - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) SESLHDPD/136 Under Review
Wound Compression Therapy SESLHDPR/398 
Wound Debridement SESLHDPR/348