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Taskforce publishes guidance to help healthcare workers and organisations make decisions about PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic

10 June, 2021
Following today’s publication of the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG)’s Guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers in the context of COVID-19, the Taskforce has now published its full set of consensus guidance on the use of P2/N95 respirators, surgical masks and eye protection on the online guideline platform MAGICapp. This set of guidance,...
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Communique # 43

10 May, 2021
WEEK IN REVIEW Taskforce reaches consensus on first IPC recommendations On Monday 03 May, the Taskforce provided the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG) with the final draft of the...
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Taskforce continuing to recruit HCWs for IPC consultation

18 March, 2021
The Taskforce will soon be conducting a series of consultations with frontline healthcare workers to provide feedback on the implementability of draft infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations....
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New expert panel to bring latest evidence and clinical experience together to prevent COVID-19 transmission in healthcare settings

30 November, 2020
The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce has today announced the membership of its new expert panel for infection prevention and control (IPC), which will be jointly chaired by...
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Weekly Communique # 32

19 November, 2020
WEEK IN REVIEW BREAKING NEWS: Australian-led REMAP-CAP Trial reports benefit of tocilizumab for critically ill patients with COVID-19. The REMAP-CAP investigators led by Prof Steve Webb, Monash University, have this...
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Care and comfort in the time of COVID: Natasha Smallwood takes a holistic approach to health

11 November, 2020
‘COVID is one of those illnesses that speaks to how much we need a holistic approach to care and comfort,’ says Associate Professor Natasha Smallwood, Deputy Chair of...
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IPC Panel Co-Chairs announced

29 October, 2020
The Taskforce and the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG) today announced the appointments of Dr Phillipa Hore and A/Prof John Ferguson as Co-Chairs for the new Infection Prevention...
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Saving lives safely: Adj Clin Prof Simon Craig on adult CPR in healthcare settings during COVID-19.

22 October, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised significant concerns about healthcare provider safety. In particular, clinicians have had to grapple with what is safe, or not safe to do in...
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Saving lives safely: Prof Peter Morley on Basic Life Support in the community during COVID-19.

22 October, 2020
Emerging data suggests that survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this may be because first responders are delaying commence of CPR...
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Saving lives safely during COVID-19: CPR flowcharts explained

22 October, 2020
Why were the flowcharts developed? The Taskforce received feedback from hospital and community representatives citing a hesitation to commence resuscitation of people in cardiac arrest during the COVID-19...
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Saving lives safely: Taskforce issues guidance on CPR during the pandemic

22 October, 2020
Healthcare workers and trained first aid responders are being urged not to delay commencing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce,...
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Navigating COVID-19 ‘tiger country’

22 September, 2020
In the first of a new series profiling Taskforce members, we catch up with Professor Josh Davis. An Infectious Diseases physician at Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital and researcher...
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Weekly Communique # 22

11 September, 2020
WEEK IN REVIEW Commonwealth announces new ICEG/Taskforce partnership Commonwealth Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, this week announced the establishment of a new partnership between the Infection...
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Commonwealth announces new ICEG/Taskforce partnership

9 September, 2020
Commonwealth Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, this week announced the establishment of a new partnership between the Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG) and the Taskforce as...
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