Infection Control

The observance and practice of an Infection Control program is a responsibility shared by our management and staff.

Effective infection control methods applied in our day hospital and consulting rooms are assured by:

  • Compliance with relevant Australian Standards – AS/NZS 4187- cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising reusable medical and surgical equipment, and maintenance of associated environments in health care facilities.
  • Compliance with Acorn Standards – Standards for Perioperative Nursing.
  • Compliance with Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare – National Health and Medical Research Council.
  • 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 labelled 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.

Whilst in Australia it is permissible to perform laser vision correction procedures in a procedure room environment, at AE&LC we choose to house the lasers in a fully accredited operating theatre environment to provide the lowest risk for you.

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We understand that having eye laser surgery is an important decision and that you may have questions about the procedure, your immediate recovery and what you can expect in the days, weeks and months after surgery. We have answered as many as we can here.