06 Sep 2019
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, in partnership with the Dental, Medical, Paramedicine and Podiatry Boards of Australia, has opened consultation on the draft Guidelines for registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood borne viruses (the draft guidelines).
The draft guidelines are intended to support practitioners in these professions to comply with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia Australian national guidelines for the management of healthcare workers living with blood borne viruses and healthcare workers who perform exposure prone procedures at risk of exposure to blood borne viruses (the CDNA guidelines).
All registered health practitioners who perform exposure-prone procedures, or who are living with a blood-borne virus, need to comply with the CDNA guidelines. The Boards have developed the draft guidelines to support health practitioners and students to decide whether they perform exposure-prone procedures in their practice and if so, how to meet the requirements of the CDNA guidelines.
Feedback on the draft guidelines is invited from health practitioners, employers and the wider public. To have your say, please visit the Consultations section of the NMBA website. The consultation closes on 1 November 2019.