Infection control and prevention is a critical and ongoing issue for ambulance services.
The Working Group has a vital role in collating and sharing current research and programs for the sector.
A national forum, developed by the group, is held in conjunction with CAA’s annual congress reinforcing the magnitude of the issues and the imperative need for services to address prevention and control measures.
The WHO campaign for hand hygiene has been adapted by CAA for paramedics’ unique working environment, with guidelines available at www.caa.net.au. Hand Hygiene Day is May 5.