Infection control protocols: Is it time to clean up our act?

Makiela, S. , Weber, A., Maguire, B.J ., Taylor-Robinson, A.W. |2018|Infection control protocols: Is it time to clean up our act?| Australian Journal of Paraemdicine | Vol. 3 |3, 5|Accessed here:

New commentary published in the Australian Journal of Paraemdicine considers the infection protocols for emergency care, notes that Australia currently has no national protocol, (there are guidelines at state and territory level)  and praises the infection control measures in the United Kingdom.


While paramedics in Australia respond to many call-outs daily, little is known of the risks of infectious disease transmission that may arise from contamination of vehicles, equipment, personnel and/or patients. We examine what is currently known of the current risks in Australia posed by contamination of emergency service vehicles by antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms.

The commentary can be read here 

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