Abbreviations and Acronyms

ACH

air changes per hour

ACSQHC

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

ADEC

Australian Drug Evaluation Committee

AGREE

Appraisal of guidelines research and evaluation

AICA

Australian Infection Control Association

ANTT

aseptic non-touch technique

ARTG

Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods

AusHFG

Australasian Health Facility Guidelines

AusHFG

Australasian Health Facility Guidelines

BCG

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin

BSI

bloodstream infection

CA-MRSA

community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

CAUTI

catheter-associated urinary tract infection

CBIC

Certification Board of Infection Control

cCJD

classical Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US)

CDNA

Communicable Diseases Network Australia

CEO

chief executive officer

CHG

chlorhexidine-impregnated

EPP

exposure-prone procedures

ESBL

extended spectrum beta-lactamase

GPP

good practice point

HAI

healthcare-associated infection

HBeAg

hepatitis B e antigen

HBsAg

HBV surface antigen

HBV

hepatitis B virus

HCV

hepatitis C virus

HEPA

high efficiency particulate air

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HTLV-I

human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I

IHI

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (US)

IPC

infection prevention and control

IVD

intravascular device

LAS

laminar airflow filtration

MMR

measles mumps rubella vaccine

MRGN

multi-resistant Gram negative

MRO

multi-resistant organism

MRSA

methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

NaOH

sodium hydroxide

NATA

National Association of Testing Authorities

nCJD

new Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

NHHI

National Hand Hygiene Initiative

NHIG

normal human immunoglobulin

NHMRC

National Health and Medical Research Council

NICE

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

NNDSS

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

NPS

National Prescribing Service

NRL

natural rubber latex

NRL

natural rubber latex

OHandS

occupational health and safety

OMT

outbreak management team

PAPR

powered air-purifying respirator

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PEG

percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies

PEP

post-exposure prophylaxis

PICC

peripherally inserted central venous catheter

PPE

personal protective equipment

PPE

personal protective equipment

PSAE

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

PVL

panton-valentine leukocidin

RPBS

Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

RSV

respiratory syncytial virus

SAL

sterility assurance level

SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome

SSI

surgical-site infection

TB

tuberculosis

TGA

Therapeutic Goods Administration

VAP

ventilator-associated pneumonia

VRE

vancomycin-resistant enterococci

WHO

World Health Organization

ZIG

Zoster immune globulin