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Dr Meredith Hodge1 1PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, QEII Medical Centre, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009     Infection Control Practitioners may find navigating the water microbiology requirements in the 2019 Amendment 2 difficult.  Environmental microbiology is not usually specifically taught,...
  • November 16, 2019
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Mrs Mandy Davidson1 1Townsville Hospital   My organisation is moving to centralised reprocessing. We are in a tropical climate where outside temperatures exceed 30 degrees Celsius and 80% relative humidity for 7 months of the year or more. There is...
  • October 14, 2019
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Ms Dallas Sewell1, Ms Sara Shea1 1Child And Adolescent Health Service, Nedlands, Australia   Our team is in the early stages of proposing a study to investigate the psychosocial impacts and overall lived experience of transmission based precautions on paediatric...
  • October 14, 2019
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Mrs Kaye Bellis1 1Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia   In view that many facilities have moved onto Electronic medical records and mobile workstations I feel its time to update the main training video used at all HH auditor workshops to reflect...
  • October 14, 2019
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Dr. Mark Garvey1 1Consultant Clinical Scientist, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, University Hospitals Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust, Mark.Garvey@uhb.nhs.uk   Background: Contamination of the inanimate environment around patients constitutes an important reservoir of MRSA. Here we describe the effect...
  • September 13, 2019
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  • August 19, 2019
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Professor Brett G Mitchell1, 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Point prevalence studies identify that pneumonia is the most common healthcare associated infection. However, non-ventilator associated healthcare associated pneumonia (HAP) is both underreported and understudied....
  • August 7, 2019
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Terry McAuley1 1STEAM Consulting Pty Ltd, PO Box 2249 Greenvale VIC 3059, terry@steamconsulting.com.au The current edition of AS/NZS4187 was published in December 2014. Since that time two amendments have been published, the most recent released on May 7th, 2019. Amendment...
  • August 7, 2019
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Kareena Johnson1, Sue Scott1, Jane Tomlinson1, Greta Van Kerkwijk1, Andrew Daley1, Kate O’Donaghue1 1The Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, VIC   Introduction Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common causes of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections. The epidemiology in paediatric patients is...
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Simone Tempone1, Ms Michelle Stirling1, Ms Rebecca McCann1 1Department Of Health, East Perth, Australia Background: Even with the declining incidence of infections attributable to healthcare associated (HA) factors, SAB continues to represent a significant burden to the WA healthcare...
  • August 5, 2019
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