Unpacking the Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) Trial Results – a Q & A session

Lisa Hall1,2, Brett Mitchell3, Nicholas Graves1, Adrian Barnett1, Kate Halton1, David Paterson4, Thomas Riley5, Anne Gardner1, Katie Page1, Alison Farrington2,Christian Gericke3,6

1 Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD, 4001 nicholas.graves@qut.edu.au

2 School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006 l.hall3@uq.edu.au

3 Faculty of Nursing and Health, Avondale College, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076 Brett.Mitchell@avondale.edu.au

4 University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, QLD 4029 d.paterson1@uq.edu.au

5 School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009 thomas.riley@uwa.edu.au

6 College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences and College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Cairns, QLD 4870 christian.gericke@health.qld.gov.au

 

The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) Study generated evidence about the impact of the implementation of an environmental cleaning bundle in 11 major Australian hospitals in 2016-2017.   Key outcomes of the trial, related to improvements in cleaning and reductions in risk of infections have been presented at an earlier conference session.

 This session will provide an opportunity to explore these results in more depth, including the state of evidence around cleaning, the process used in developing the bundle and the implications of the outcomes for policy and practice. Questions will be encouraged from the floor.

 

The REACH Study was an NHMRC partnership project GNT1076006

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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