2019 Display Posters

Poster Presentations will be displayed for the duration of the conference in the poster display area in A0 size, portrait orientation.

All Poster presentations will be eligible to win the two best poster prizes awarded at the conference as judged by the ACIPC Scientific Conference Organising Committee and delegates respectively. Both winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Night on Tuesday 19 November.

Display Posters Due: COB Friday 8 November 2019

Display Poster Upload

Please use the tips and guidelines below to prepare your display poster. When providing a copy of your poster for the App and website, ensure your submission is in PDF format and named with the conference name, and the last and first name of the first (submitting) author: ACIPC2019_Lastname_Firstname

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial prescribing in a regional hospital: impact of collaboration with a new on-site pharmacy service

Mahsa Tantiongco


Pre-registration Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Nurses’ Role in Antimicrobial Stewardship

Dr Stephane Bouchoucha


Who prescribes surgical prophylactic antibiotics? Improving compliance for Lower Section caesarian section

Helen Willing


Using National Antimicrobial Usage Surveillance Program (NAUSP) data to monitor improvements in surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis prescribing: Determining a quality improvement target for local interventions

Dr Kathryn Daveson

Clinical Management of Infectious Diseases

The impact of infectious disease consultation and intervention on patients with staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection

Qian Xiang

HAI Surveillance

The effect of a definition change on arthroplasty surgical site infection rates in Western Australia: an interrupted time series study

Michelle Stirling


Reducing surgical site infections (SSI) in women who have had Lower Segment Caesarean Sections (LSCS)

Brendon Heley

Hand Hygiene

Hands up or consumer engagement! Use of a patient satisfaction survey to evaluate hand hygiene practices in a high risk setting

Kaye Bellis


Patient Safety Improvement: A Hand Hygiene Quality Improvement Project

Carolyn Ellis


Hand Hygiene wipes for patients – A pilot study

Mia Brill


Ten years on…. are healthcare workers “bare below the elbows” when providing patient care?

Carolyn Tullett


It’s in your hands! – unintended consequences of a hand hygiene product change

Jacqueline Meyer


Emergency Department Hand Hygiene Project

Brendon Heley


Understanding the acceptability of different ABHR foam dose sizes with healthcare workers in the context of their hand size, frequency of use, profession and experience

Dr John Hines, supported by SC Johnson

Health Services, Economics, Evaluating Infection Control

Engage, Empower and Inspire a small nursing team to make a difference

Ann Whitfield

Infection Control Measures and Strategies

Pseudomonas and the Water Quality Management Plan – it’s not just about Legionella

Sarah Bailey


A quality improvement project to to evaluate nursing compliance with cleaning shared patient care equipment utilising an ultraviolet marking kit

Marree Porch


Etiology and Susceptibility of Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in Cancer patients: Regular Pointwise audit of Central Line Insertion Practices (CLIP)

Dr. Hitender Gautam


Examining the inclusion of patients and their family members in infection prevention and control policies and guidelines across three countries

Dr Holly Seale


Healthcare worker personal protective equipment (PPE) training programs in Australia and New Zealand hospitals – a survey

Ruth Barratt


Are disinfecting hub protectors practical in the pre-hospital setting?

Chris Edwards


A systematic review of the effect of increased fluid intake for the prevention of urinary tract infection

Dr Oyebola Fasugba


Implementation of tuberculosis infection control guidelines in seven high burden countries: A global policy analysis

Dr Holly Seale


Implementation of Rapid Respiratory Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) on site versus routine testing of respiratory viruses

Anie Edward

25. Withdrawn

Implementing a risk-based audit system for environmental cleaning… a patient centred approach

Nicole Sarader


Implementing new Transmission Based Precautions – time to rethink our focus

Kirsty Thomson


The top five Infection Prevention and Control risk areas for a dental practitioner and the evidence based strategies to manage them

Kylie Robb


An evaluation of the environmental factors that impact on operating room air quality and the risk for development of surgical site infections

Karen Mckenna


Balancing the critical areas associated with surface disinfectant selection

Dr Jessica Farrell, Supported by Whiteley Corporation

Innovation in Infection Prevention and Control Training

Evaluating video-reflexive methods to improve infection prevention and use of personal protective equipment in Australian hospitals

Dr Mary Wyer

Invasive Devices

Taking the ouch from the patient

Ann Whitfield

Outbreaks and outbreak management

Faucet Aerators as a Reservoir for Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: a Healthcare-associated Infections Outbreak in a Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit

Yu Lyu


Use of whole genome sequencing to resolve a surgical ward cluster of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Dr Paul Chadwick

35. Using the iSoBAR framework to establish case control plans in communicable disease exposures
Brendon Heley
Reprocessing and sterilizing services

Is a lumen really cleaned if you can’t see down it?

Marija Juraja

Specialised populations: patient needs

A Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) or two, a retrospective review. Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Kareena Johnson

Specialised Settings: the Environment and the Resources Available/Permissible

No Gap Dental: Infection Prevention Restoration in Oral Health

Michelle Callard


What am I really drinking in my soup of hot or cold water– a microbiome conundrum?

Marija Juraja

Systems Based Practice Change: Innovation, Improvement Science and Quality Improvement

Staff perceptions of the cleanliness of surfaces can influence the choice of environmental cleaning products in a dental practice

Dr Roslyn Franklin


Improving environmental cleaning in operating theatre: staff education based on adenosine triphosphate readings

Lina Yang, Jian Zhang, Qian Xiang


Quality Initiative Program to Reduce Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection In A Quaternary Care Hospital in India

Dr Maya Pillai


Safely driving a BMW: the impact of electronic medical record implementation upon infection risk at a large hospital

Kaye Bellis


Reduction in national orthopaedic and cardiac surgical site infection rates following sustained improvement in process measures

Nikki Grae


The modification of laboratory detection methodology and a quality improvement process to control a Carbapenemase producing organism outbreak

Yvonne Carter


Improving use of peripheral intravenous catheters – what’s the new ‘standard’ of clinical care?

Herbert Down


Strengthening the frontline against influenza in residential aged care: how targeting employee response to an influenza vaccination program can positively influence vaccination uptake rates

Luci Rodda


Introduction of new needleless valve devices across a Local Health District

Robert Robinson


Data to drive improvement in Surgical Site Infection

Robyn Austin


Did the introduction of a dedicated IV Team reduce infections and make a VAST difference?

Joanna Coats

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