SCDS has extensive internal auditing and surveillance and external auditing programs to ensure we comply with all standards, regulations and legislation.
Infection Prevention & Control Program
Skin Cancer Day Surgery has a comprehensive infection prevention and control program in place. Our facility and staff are regularly audited for compliance with:
AS/NZS 4187:2014 – Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices in Health Service Organisations
2018 ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing
NHMRC – Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection (2019)
All Patients are risk-assessed as appropriate for surgery at Skin Cancer Day Surgery prior to admission. Should a patient not meet our admission criteria, the treating doctor will make alternative suitable arrangements.
All medical and nursing practitioners are credentialed according to DHHS Regulations. Medical staff are re credentialed every 3 years. Should you like any further information on our risk management program, pre admission risk assessment program and /or our medical and nursing credentialing policies, please contact the Director of Nursing.