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Infection Control

Schools/TAFEs and other departmental workplaces are common sites for transmission of infections and diseases. Departmental workplaces therefore have an important role in ensuring awareness of infection control processes and implementing infection control programs.

The development of a workplace Infection Control Program, including the application of standard precautions is an effective way to prevent or minimise the spread of infection, illness and disease. 'Standard precautions' describes the assumption that all blood and bodily substances are potentially infectious and should be treated accordingly. Standard precautions include good hygiene and hand washing, use of personal protective equipment, appropriate waste disposal, vaccination, cleaning and sanitisation.

Departmental procedures and guidelines

Infection Control External Link
Infection Control Guideline Microsoft® Word document External Link
Management of Prescribed Contagious Conditions External Link
Control of Head Lice (Pediculosis) in Schools External Link

Resources

Infection Control Presentation Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations External Link minimising the spread of infectious disease in the workplace
Queensland Health Time Out Poster / Exclusion Table Adobe PDF document External Link
Hand washing poster Adobe PDF document194K - laminate and place above hand basins.
Hepatitis A and B vaccination fact sheet Adobe PDF document 55K
Influenza and flu hygiene Adobe PDF document 43K
Q fever fact sheet Adobe PDF document706K Staff and students involved in certain agricultural studies may be at risk of contracting Q fever. This fact sheet provides information on the management of Q fever in schools.
Queensland Health Information Directory External Link A directory of fact sheets providing information on infectious diseases and other conditions.
Recommended childhood vaccination schedule External Link
Safe handling and disposal of needles and syringes Adobe PDF document154K

Legislation and other links

Public Health Act 2005 Adobe PDF document External Link
National Health and Medical Research Council External Link Provides independent advice on all aspects of health and health care delivery in Australia.
The Australian Immunisation Handbook External Link

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This page was last reviewed on 19 Feb 2014 at 03:26PM

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