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Infection Control

What Pacific Day Surgery is doing to prevent and reduce infections:


Pacific Day Surgery collects data on hospital acquired infections and analyses the data to identify patterns and trends. Infection rates are shared and discussed with clinicians in an effort to identify and implement the best practices to reduce the risks of infection.


Improvement strategies include:

  • Audit of hand hygiene of all medical personnel and staff 

  • Audit and monitor instrument cleaning and sterilising processes

  • Easy access to hand sanitisers 

  • Adhering to Standard Precautions

  • Environmental cleaning according to ACORN Guidelines 

  • Pacific Day Surgery investigates issues, educate's staff and carries out strategies to reduce infections

What you can do to reduce the risk of infection:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze (or into your elbow if you don't have one). Clean your hands afterwards – every time!

  • Report any infection you have had, especially if you are still on antibiotics

  • Make sure you take the full course of antibiotics you have been given, even if you are feeling better

  • If you have a dressing or a wound, adhere to the guidelines provided by your surgeon on your wound care   

  • Stop smoking before any surgery, as smoking increases the risk of infection.

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