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Mrs Marija Juraja1 1Angela Lee, Adelaide, Australia Background: Every ICP in some capacity is always engaged in building and renovation. The only issue is when you build a new hospital, that’s a different kettle of fish as you start from...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Marija Juraja1,2 1Andrew Ellis, Adelaide , Australia, 2Diana Lagana, Adelaide, Australia Background: In hospitals every day we use equipment that is cleaned and sterilized, but is it? In late 2016 we found a device that has been used for...
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Mrs Helen Willing1 , Emmajane O’Donoghue2 1Norwest Private Hospital, Healthscope., Bellavista, Australia 2HICMR Pty Ltd   Introduction: Antimicrobial stewardship is a challenging area in which to bring about improvement. Results of audits need to be communicated to the prescriber but, who...
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Mrs Kirsty Thomson1, Associate Professor Rhonda L Stuart1 1Monash Health, Clayton, Australia Introduction: For years, transmission based precautions (TBP) have been practiced for patients with known multi drug resistant organisms (MDRO). However, patients captured for TBP are only the tip...
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Mrs Ning An1, Brendon Heley1, Ann Whitfield1 1Fiona Stanly Hospital, Perth, Australia Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) are a major risk to patient safety and contribute to prolonged length of hospital stay as well as increasing cost, morbidity, and mortality.  Improving...
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Ms Joanna Coats1 1Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, Australia Introduction: IV devices place patients at risk of  blood stream infections (BSI) associated with high morbidity and mortality, increased length of stay and financial burden. We had an unacceptably high...
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Ms Robyn Austin1,2 1Mid North Coast Local Health District, Port Macquarie, Australia, 2Agency of Clinical Innovations, Chatswood, Australia Introduction: Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) in NSW had two of its major rural hospitals selected to undertake the Australian...
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Mrs Jacqueline Meyer1, Associate Professor Rhonda L Stuart1 1Monash Health, Clayton, Australia Introduction: Effective hand hygiene (HH) is an important measure in reducing hospital-acquired infections (HAI). However, inappropriate product use may have unintended adverse consequences. Methods: When our new 64-bed...
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Mr Brendon Heley1, Ms Amanda Bath1 1Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Australia Background: On a global scale, Caesarean section (C-sections) rates have increased due to the complexities of women. The risk of surgical site infections (SSI) increases with high Body Mass...
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Mr Christian Magnus Thaulow1, Dr Dag Berild2, Dr Hege Salvesen Blix4, Dr Beate Horsberg Eriksen3 1Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, 2University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 3Møre and Romsdal Hospital Trust, Ålesund Hospital, Ålesund, Norway, 4Norwegian Institue of Public Health, Oslo,...
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