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 The observance and practice of an Infection Control program is a responsibility shared by Management and staff at Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre.
 
Effective infection control methods applied in our Day Hospital and Consulting rooms are assured by:
 
  • Compliance with relevant Australian Standards - AS/NZS 4187-2003 Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical and surgical equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities.
  • Compliance with Acorn Standards - Standards for Perioperative Nursing 2015-2016.
  • Compliance with Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare – National Health and Medical Research Council 2010.
  • A staff education program - All new clinical staff must attend specific infection control orientation education and regular infection control education programs and updates.
  • Policies & Procedures to ensure staff awareness.
  • Conscientious hygiene, including appropriate hand hygiene (routine, aseptic, surgical) (training through Hand Hygiene Australia) and regular cleaning of work areas, equipment and instruments.
  • Single use or disposable items are discarded immediately after use in clearly labeled designated disposal containers and are collected by a service provider that meets Environment Protection Association guidelines.
  • Sterilising equipment undergoes regular maintenance in accordance with standards.
  • Support for work health and safety policies and practices, including:
- Vaccination against infections which are a potential risk in the health care setting.
- Ongoing quality management and quality improvement activities.
 
Data can be provided on request regarding infection control results.