Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for Speech Pathologists

This is a cover graphic of the Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for Speech Pathologists. The title is in white reversed out of a dark blue background,, with Association's logo positioned above the title. It is dated Version 1 2020. The Speech Pathology Australia Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for Speech Pathologists outlines standard precautions and specific considerations for speech pathologists across the range of clinical contexts, procedures and service delivery settings in which speech pathologists work.

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It provides a comprehensive guide for infection prevention and control practices across usual speech pathology service delivery, as well as specific or additional precautions that are relevant to infection transmission during a pandemic.

The guideline was developed by project officer, Dr Ash Cameron, under the stewardship of the COVID Speech Pathology Advisory Group and key SPA staff. It was reviewed externally by an Infection Control expert, requiring very few amendments.

The guideline is being launched now to support speech pathologists to become familiar with the information and terms applicable to standard infection prevention and control actions in their setting, and further information and education will be provided in early 2021 to support implementation of the guidelines.

The Association commends this guideline to all speech pathologists and encourage them to review and consider its application in their practice.

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Other resources

View the Speech Pathology Australia guidance for service delivery, clinical procedures and infection control during COVID-19 pandemic.

View the Speech Pathology Australia Risk Assessment Tool.

View Telepractice Resources.

Other Clinical Guidelines.

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