Acronyms and useful links

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ACIPC The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control
ACSQHC Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
APVMA Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
ASA Australian Society for Antimicrobials
ASID Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases
AVA Australian Veterinary Association
ASM American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
CATAG Council of Australian Therapeutic Advisory Groups

·       NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group (NSW TAG)

·       Medication Services Queensland (MSQ)

·       Victorian Therapeutics Advisory Group (VICTAG)

·       Western Australian Therapeutics Advisory Group (WATAG)

CHRISP Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention
DOH Department of Health
ECDC European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
ESCMID European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
IDSA The Infectious Diseases Society of America
NAPS National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey
NAUSP National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program
NPS NPS MedicineWise
PSA Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
RACP The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
RACS The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
SHEA The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
SHPA The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.
TG Therapeutic Guidelines
VICNISS VICNISS Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance Coordinating Centre
VIDS Victorian Infectious Diseases Service

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