2016 ACIPC

2016 ACIPC Website posts

  • August 19, 2019
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Cate Quoyle Senior Project Officer – National Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Program   Antibiotic resistant bacteria including carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are a serious global public health threat. Australia has not seen the same number of CPE cases compared to other...
  • November 15, 2016
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Dr Jennie Wilson, Associate Professor, University of West London   The evidence based medicine movement emerged in the 1980s when the randomised controlled trial became acknowledged as the gold standard for comparing the efficacy of treatments and critical summaries of...
  • November 6, 2016
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Glenys Harrington   Gastrointestinal endoscopes are complex devices that can be difficult to clean and disinfect. Over the last few years there have been increasing reports of outbreaks associated with endoscopes in particular duodenoscopes which are used for endoscopic retrograde...
  • November 6, 2016
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Author: Scott S Infection Prevention and Control, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.   Background For the Infection Preventionist (IP) working in a tertiary paediatric centre or managing paediatric patients within a general acute setting the challenge is to adapt Infection...
  • November 2, 2016
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Antibiotic resistant bacteria including carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are a serious global public health threat. Australia has not seen the same number of CPE cases compared to other parts of the world, this provides a valuable opportunity to develop strategies to...
  • October 31, 2016
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Background Rapid testing for Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) has become a commonly used method for quantitative assessment of surface or device cleanliness. ATP testing is an easy to use, broad measure of cellular contamination, and allows a real-time measurement of cleanliness....
  • October 31, 2016
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Prof Karin Thursky, MBBS, BSc, FRACP, MD Guidance Clinical Director Director, NHMRC National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship RMH at the Doherty Institute, 792 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne   Antimicrobial stewardship promotes optimal antimicrobial use, maximising individual patient outcomes while minimising harm...
  • October 30, 2016
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Martin Kiernan MPH MClinRes RN3 1 University of West London, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GA UK. martin.kiernan@uwl.ac.uk   Education is always seen as a cornerstone of infection prevention and control activity, providing new or updating knowledge and skills...
  • October 26, 2016
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Fred C. Tenover1 1 Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA; fred.tenover@cepheid.com   Nucleic acid amplification methods can provide data on the presence of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic pathogens, in addition to antimicrobial resistance genes directly from clinical specimens, often in...
  • October 26, 2016
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