The compliance to the NZDC standards by practitioners within our group is mandatory. Further to this, Lumino has developed an updated Infection Control Policy providing practical information to practices within our network to assist practitioners and staff in execution of the standards set by their respective councils and boards. Documents have been developed to assist our practitioners in their responsibilities to maintain such standards.
Additionally, Lumino practice teams have access to a multitude of training modules pertaining to the delivery of Clinical Best Practice in Infection Control.
These modules summarise the following:
Plus, detailed outlines of standard precautions, including:
All Lumino practices have access to a Blood and Body Fluid Exposure (BBFE) protocol to ensure rapid action should this occur, ensuring patient and staff confidence in structured responses. Our practices are also moving towards universal bagging of instruments to ensure adequate tracking of instruments in the event of a sterilisation breach. Lumino has a robust action plan for a structured response in the event of an Infection Control Breach despite our best intention of prevention of such an event through adequate training and policy development. Lumino is also considering an undertaking for the development of an immunisation policy to help reduce the risk of transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs).