HAI Surveillance

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...
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Michelle Stirling1, Ms Simone Tempone1, Ms Rebecca McCann1 1Department Of Health, East Perth, Australia Background: Healthcare Infection Surveillance Western Australia (HISWA) is a state-wide surveillance program for monitoring healthcare associated infection data, including surgical site infections (SSI) following hip...
  • August 5, 2019
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Dr Louise Hobbs1 Dr Craig Aboltins3, Stephanie  Lowe1, Associate Professor Kirsty Buising1,2 1Safer Care Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, 3Northern Health, Melbourne, Sunshine, Australia Background: A review of the Victorian Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (SAB) data identified...
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Gillian Land1, Ms Pauline Bass1, Ms Kerrie Watson2, Associate Professor  Leon Worth1 1Alfred Health Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology, Melbourne, Australia, 2Alfred Health Infectious Diseases Data Unit, Melbourne, Australia Background: Prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in ICUs...
  • August 4, 2019
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Mr Matthew Richards1, Dr Caroline Marshall1 1Melbourne Health, Parkville, VIC, Australia   Introduction: In early 2017 a cluster of deep/organ space sternal surgical site infections (SSIs) following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) were identified. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) was isolated from the infected tissue on each occasion and...
  • August 14, 2018
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Dr Hitender Gautam1, Dr Abdul Hakim Choudhary2, Dr Sarita Mohapatra3, Dr Seema Sood3, Dr Bimal Kumar Das3, Dr Arti Kapil3 1Infection Control Officer, Dr. BRA IRCH & Department of Microbiology, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, Delhi, India 2Department of Hospital Administration, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, Delhi, India 3Department of Microbiology, AIIMS, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, Delhi, India   Introduction: Central venous catheters(CVCs) are essential...
  • August 14, 2018
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Miss Karen Maglinao1, A/Prof Caroline Marshall1 1Melbourne Health, Parkville, Australia   Introduction: Australian healthcare services will now be required to monitor Healthcare-Associated Complications (HACS), which include a number of healthcare-associated infections. A diagnosis of HAC will be made using ICD-10...
  • July 5, 2018
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Mrs Lauren Cullen1 1Healthscope – Knox Private Hospital, Coldstream, Australia   Introduction: Knox Private Hospital is a large 359 bed private hospital located in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne; comprising 10 ICU beds, 10 theatres, 1 day theatre, 3 birth...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Michelle Taylor1 1Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand   Introduction: Surveillance of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is one of the cornerstones of an effective infection prevention and control (IPC) programme.  Over time, mandatory requirements have increased.  However, manual surveillance...
  • July 5, 2018
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Dr Xing Lee1, Dr Teresa Wozniak2, Professor Nicholas Graves1 1Queensland University Of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia 2Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia   Introduction: Hospitalised patients who acquired an infection have longer length of stay (LOS) and a higher...
  • July 5, 2018
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