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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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Steve McGloughlin: A team approach in an intensive year

7 May, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne set itself the goal that no one...
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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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WANTED: Frontline healthcare workers for IPC recommendations consultation

3 March, 2021
The Taskforce is currently recruiting frontline healthcare workers in Australia to volunteer to participate in a series of consultations to provide feedback on the implementability of draft IPC...
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Weekly Communique # 34

3 December, 2020
WEEK IN REVIEW Updates to the living guideline New recommendations published this week cover: Dutasteride Oestrogen-containing therapies (including menopause hormone therapies (MHT) and contraceptives). These recommendations were developed by the...
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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 # 31

12 November, 2020
WEEK IN REVIEW IPC Panel EOI for paediatric and clinical engineering expertise The Taskforce is calling for Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified individuals with paediatric or clinical...
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Weekly Communique # 29

29 October, 2020
WEEK IN REVIEW Updates to the living guideline this week New recommendations Three new recommendations have been published covering: Triazavirin Other immunomodulatory agents (PIMS-TS) Aspirin and antithrombotic agents...
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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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