Infection control Policies & Procedures

Is your facility Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard NZS 8134:2021 compliant?
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The Standards are changing. Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services standard NZS 8134:2021 will become enforceable in February 2022. The new standard requires aged residential care (ARC) facilities to have eleven areas documented policies or procedures for infection prevention (IP) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), among others.

Section 5 has a number of significant changes, including the need for documented policies for IP and AMS, surveillance, waste, and cleaning and laundry operations that must reflect best practice requirements, which will result in better care for residents and better reporting for facilities.

Your facility will need new policies and documentation.

Are for infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship processes compliant with the new Standards?

Do you have the time to review, redraft and rewrite policy? If not, it’s okay.

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Introducing our new NZ IPC eManual.

Bug Control’s 2022 Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy and Procedure Manual has been reviewed and revised to fully integrate NZS 8134:2021.

It’s your new one-stop shop for Section 5 compliance. This includes:

  • 5.1 Mana whakeahaere       Governance
  • 5.4 Te āta tirotiromō te pokenga e pā ana ki te tiakanga hauora (HAI)    
    Surveillance of healthcare-associated infection (HAI)
  • 5.2 Te hōtakakaupare pokenga me te whakatinanatanga
    The infection prevention programme and implementation
  • 5.5 Taiao      
    Environment (waste, cleaning and laundry)
  • 5.3 Hōtaka kaitiakipatu huakita (AMS) me te whakatinanatanga Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programme and
  • and so much more.
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The Bug Control Infection Prevention Manual has been written specifically for ARC facilities. It contains all the information you need to prevent infections and implement AMS in your facility, and stay compliant.

Our manual will make you ready for anything. You’ll have all the policies and procedures you need, ready to go, so you can focus on giving the best care you can.

What has changed in the New Zealand Standard?

The Ministry of Health and Standards New Zealand have worked with the sector to review health and disability services standards. Over 300 individuals and organisations have had direct involvement in updating the standard, which impacts facilities and care providers in the health and disability sector.

Finding the latest best practices needs to be more accessible.

Our eManual has equipped over 1000 facilities throughout New Zealand & Australia with the latest infection control and prevention procedures.

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“Following a major outbreak in 2016, we were very concerned about not repeating our experiences. Working with Bug Control was (and continues to be) an outstanding experience. Since developing and implementing the Zero Outbreak Plan we have had zero outbreaks.”

— Melinda Abell, Director of Care, Maroba

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Don't let your IPC plan get out-of-date.

There's no need to worry when the IPC standards change. You won't need to jump in and update your best practices. Our eManual takes care of that for you.

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