Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Implementation Guides for SAB, CDI and CLABSI

Three implementation guides have been developed for use by Australian hospitals and organisations to support the implementation of surveillance for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB), Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI). The guides have been developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare - Healthcare Associated Infection Technical Advisory Group in collaboration with the clinical experts and the surveillance units from jurisdictions and are designed to support and standardise existing surveillance activities in line with the national definitions for SAB, CDI and CLABSI.

Each of the guides detail interpretation of the definitions, flowcharts, inclusions and exclusion for each of the surveillance topics, as well a list of examples to assist with decisions on those more difficult cases. The guides are not intended to replace or inform clinical management of infections or patient management but to standardise how key infection data is collected and reported.

Implementation guide SAB Consultation Edition November 2011

Implementation guide CDI Consultation Edition November 2011

Implementation guide CLABSI Consultation Edition November 2011

Send comments and feedback to: HAI@safetyandquality.gov.au Comments and feedback received will be reviewed and responded to monthly by the HAI Technical Working Group.

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