INFECTION CONTROL

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The Cross Radiology is committed to maintaining the highest levels of safety for our staff and patients by complying with the recognized infection control standards and procedures. Infection control measures have been implemented to reduce the incidence and risks of infection, and prevent infection transmission. The Cross Radiology infection control procedures complies with the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010), Occupational Health and Safety legislation and/or State or Territory Health Services Infection Control Policies where relevant. We regularly conduct risk management assessments of all diagnostic imaging procedures for potential transmission of infectious agents and provide orientation and training to all staff on infection control for all new diagnostic imaging procedures and/or changes to existing diagnostic imaging procedures.

Procedure

Our infection control procedure is to ensure:
- Staff are educated on infection control issues relevant to the operation of the practice.
- Occupational Health and Safety Laws are adhered to at all times.
- Correct procedures are followed in regard to Hand Hygiene, Safe Sharps Management, Management at blood and body fluid exposure, cleaning at equipment and the practice environment, waste management, where applicable.
- Incident Reporting and Corrective Action is a documented process.