Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI)

Infection prevention and control guidance and resources to manage acute respiratory infection (ARI) within NSW health facilities.


Last updated 9 June 2022

Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Management and Assessment of Acute Respiratory Illness (Flow Chart) (V2) (PDF)

Published: 27 May 2022 | Size: 231 KB, 1 page

Any patient presenting with or undergoing investigation for an acute respiratory infection or illness should be managed using this framework.


Winter Strategy: Testing and IPAC for Acute Respiratory Infection (PDF)

Published: 23 May 2022 | Size: 373 KB, 6 pages

The purpose of this document is to provide testing guidance for the management of patients who have an acute respiratory infection (ARI) during the Winter period including a summary of infection prevention and control (IPAC) strategies.


Supporting Bed Allocation and Patient Flow (PDF)

Published: 9 May 2022 | Size: 209 KB, 7 pages

This document provides guidance and advice on bed allocation or patient flow for patients with a known or suspected communicable disease or a multidrug-resistant organisms.


Infection Prevention and Control Practice Handbook (PDF)

Updated: January 2020 | Size 4.5 MB, 229 pages

The purpose of this handbook is to provide practical, day-to-day guidance to support the implementation of the NSW Health Infection Prevention and Control Policy, which establishes the infection prevention and control mandatory standards for NSW health organisations (HOs) including Affiliated Health Organisations. This handbook should also be read in conjunction with the most current version of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.