Helping you do your job – the role of the Microbiology Department

Dr Petra Derrington

Pathology Queensland, Gold Coast University Hospital


An overview of the opportunities the Microbiology Department and the Microbiologist is able to offer to the Infection Control team around early liaison of results, patterns of infection and resistance, outbreak management, patient placement, sterilisation and disinfection and antimicrobial stewardship.

This overview will highlight the patient safety benefits of a seamless and close working relationship between the Infection control team and the Microbiology Department

About the College

The ACIPC is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. Our stated vision is the prevention and control of infection in our communities. We commenced in January 2012 bringing together the various State and Territory infection control associations formerly in AICA (The Australian Infection Control Association) to support and encourage collaboration across Australasia.

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