Clinical management of infectious diseases

Mrs Sue Flockhart1, Dr Raquel Cowan1, Mrs Allison Hodge1, Ms Catrice  Grahame1 1Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat, Australia Background: In response to the increase of influenza cases in 2017, Ballarat Health Services pathology provider introduced a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) that...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Allison Hodge1, Mrs Sue Flockhart1, Ms Catrice  Grahame1 1Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat, Australia Background: 43 year old female presented to the emergency department (ED) with a rash, fever, photophobia, headache on the background of recent travel to Cambodia and...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Jing Chen1, Mrs Jia-yu Wu1, Mrs Min-hong Cai1, Mr Qian Xiang1, Mr Yu Lv1 1Sichuan Province Peoples’s Hospital Background: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the major causes of bloodstream infection. Infectious disease (ID) consultation and intervention measures may improve...
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Janet Wallace1 1Children’s Health Queensland, South Brisbane, Australia   Introduction The presentation of a patient at a busy emergency department (ED), later diagnosed with measles, lead to a cascade of events including contact tracing of staff, patients and those...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Patricia Karbowiak1 1Hunter New England Local Health District, Belmont, Australia   Introduction: Early recognition, resource allocation and patient management for patients requiring admission during periods of increased hospital activity due to Influenza Like Illness. Methods: Use of electronic tracking...
  • July 5, 2018
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Dr Margaret Broom1, Mrs Melanie  Rosin1, Mrs Janine McEwan1, Ms Wendy  Beckingham3, Mrs Penny  Maher1 1Department of Women,.Youth and Children, Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Woden, Australia, 2Australian Catholic University, Dickson, Australia, 3Canberra Hospital and Health Service (Infection Prevention...
  • September 4, 2017
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Ms Janet Wallace1 1Children’s Health Queensland, South Brisbane, Australia Introduction Children with cystic fibrosis are at particular risk of colonisation or infection with pathogens due to their lung physiology. Emerging pathogens associated with deterioration in health present particular infection control...
  • September 4, 2017
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Ruth Barratt 1 1 Clinical Nurse Specialist, Infection Prevention & Control, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand   Introduction In August 2014, The World Health Organisation declared that the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa met the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern....
  • August 1, 2016
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Sue Atkins 1 1 Regional Infection Control Consultant, Department Of Health And Human Services, Ballarat, VIC, Australia   Background The Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) threat is real. Regional health services are not immune, and although many of these services see very little resistant organisms, preparedness is the...
  • July 29, 2016
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Maree Sommerville 1, Annaliese VanDiemen 2 1 Infection Control Manager, Mercy Hospital For Women, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia 2 Senior Public Health Officer, Department of Health & Human Services, Melbourne, VIC, Australia   Introduction: Measles in a highly infectious viral illness which causes high rates of disease in non-immune contacts of cases. The sequelae...
  • July 29, 2016
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