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Healthcare associated infections

Reporting on healthcare associated infections (HAIs) is just one aspect of compliance with the national Safety and Quality Improvement Standard 3: Preventing and controlling healthcare associated infections.

The standard is intended to help healthcare facilities reduce preventable healthcare infections and to manage infections efficiently when they do occur.

All healthcare facilities undergo accreditation processes to meet this standard, which should include the development of a plan for collecting and reporting on HAI infections.

A system is provided to help Queensland Health facilities meet their requirements.

Some support documentation is available, but is only accessible internally. The provision of templates and other tools to help with reporting compliance is under review.

Contact the communicable diseases team for more information.

National surveillance initiative

The Australia Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare has developed the National Surveillance Initiative. The National Surveillance Initiative aims to monitor HAI, collect national data and provide information to inform public health outcomes..

Find resources to implement Standard 3.

Find resources on the National Surveillance Initiative.

Find Hand Hygiene data submission dates.

Last updated: 3 February 2016