3-Minute Research

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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Miss Deborah Rhodes1,2, Professor Allen C. Cheng1,2 1Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit – Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia 2Monash University, Melbourne, Australia   Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk of Hepatitis B infection if not immune and exposed to blood...
  • October 30, 2018
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Mr Cleopas Zvidzai1 1Brunswick Private Hospital HealtheCare, Brunswick, Australia   Background: Reducing hospital-readmission rates is a clinical and policy priority. Hospital readmissions are widely believed to be an indicator of sub-optimal care and have become a major focus of efforts...
  • October 30, 2018
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Dr Lynette Bowen1, Associate Professor Jed Duff1, Ms Oya Gumuskaya Bradley2 1University Of Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Australia, 2Yeditepe University, Instanbul, Turkey   Surgical conscience is a unique concept that is central to the clinical practice of perioperative nurses. Despite being...
  • October 30, 2018
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Mrs Ruth Barratt1,2 1University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia   Every year respiratory infectious diseases are transmitted within our healthcare facilities, often via infectious healthcare workers. Clinicians as vectors of disease have also been...
  • October 30, 2018
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Ms Julie Flynn1 1Griffith University, Nathan, Australia   The importance of decontaminating needleless connectors prior to accessing central venous access devices is highlighted by clinical practice guidelines. However, the standard  decontamination product/solution  is still lacking. A 70% alcohol wipe is...
  • October 30, 2018
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Ms Louisa Sasko1 1Western Sydney University , Penrith, Australia   Background: ‘Five moments for hand hygiene’ (5MHH) is the international program for improving hand hygiene. The implementation of the 5MHH program, including educational delivery differs across international settings. Aim: To...
  • November 6, 2017
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Dr Allison Roderick1, Prof Eileen  Willis1, Dr Julie Henderson1 1Flinders University, Bedford Park, Australia The study explores how Infection control is missed and seeks to understand why it is missed in relation to other nursing care. Is there a correlation...
  • November 6, 2017
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