Education and professional development

Ms Kate Smith1, Ms Carla De Marco2 1GAMA Healthcare, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 2GAMA Healthcare, Melbourne, VIC, Australia   Introduction Environmental cleaning is critical within hospital infection control programs. However staff performing this vital role often have limited understanding of Hospital Associated Infections and how their cleaning impacts patient outcomes....
  • August 14, 2018
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Ms Sue Atkins1 1Department of Health and Human Services, Ballarat, VIC, Australia   Introduction Aseptic technique was the forgotten standard precaution until training of the workforce on aseptic technique was required under the national standards. This Training has been difficult to sustain for some,...
  • August 13, 2018
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Dr. Peta-anne Zimmerman1,2, Dr Deborough Macbeth2, Mrs Rita Roy3 1Griffith University, Southport, Australia 2Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Southport, Australia 3Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Hornsby, Australia   Introduction Mentoring has been identified in the literature as a means of supporting...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Marcia Ingles1 1Anglican Care, Booragul, Australia   Introduction Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) is a massive task.  Residents have multiple co-morbidities, hospital admissions, and live in close proximity to each other, decreasing the...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Fiona  Hamilton1 1Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District., Wollongong, Australia Introduction: It is imperative that all Infection Management and Control Services (IMACS) possess a succession plan and ensure that there is availability of leave relief. This is an account of...
  • September 4, 2017
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Ms Suzanne Alexander1, Mrs Joanna Harris1 1Infection Management and Control Service, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Australia Introduction: Environmental cleaning is an essential component of a health care facility’s (HCF) strategy to prevent health care associated infections.  Hotel services staff...
  • September 4, 2017
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Ms Erica Short1, Mr Brendon Heley1 1South Metropolitan Health Service, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Australia Introduction Whilst infection prevention (IP) teams remain the leaders in national standard 3 (NS3) of the National Safety and Quality in Health Service standards, it...
  • September 4, 2017
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Ms Suk Ki Ho1, Professor Diana T. F. Lee2 1School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hung Hom, Hong Kong, 2The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong Introduction:  It has been...
  • September 4, 2017
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Mr Philip Enyan1 1University Of Ghana, Accra, Ghana Background: Initial evidence from resource-limited countries using the WHO HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) threshold survey suggests that transmission of drug-resistance strains is likely to be limited. However, as access to ART is...
  • September 4, 2017
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Lucy Hughson 1, Annie Wells 1, Fiona Wilson 1 1 Public Health Services, DHHS, Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia   Introduction: Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used to protect healthcare workers (HCWs) and patients from healthcare associated infections. Protection afforded by PPE relies on the application and removal techniques. Outbreaks of infectious diseases...
  • August 29, 2016
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