Health services; economics; evaluating infection control

Ms India Lye1,2, Ms Nicole Marsh1,3, Ms Amanda Corley1,2, Professor Claire Rickard1,3 1Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 2Critical Care Research Group, The Prince Charles Hospital and University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 3Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia Introduction: Critically ill...
  • August 4, 2019
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Mrs Ann Whitfield1 1Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group, Perth, Australia  Introduction: Infection prevention (IP) is an integral part of healthcare and can significantly influence the safety of our patients, staff, visitors and community. Building capacity and sustainability within an IP...
  • July 30, 2019
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Ms Mari Takashima1, Ms Nicole Gavin2, Ms Emily Larsen1, Ms Sarah Northfield2, Mr Gabor Mihala1, Ms Amanda Corley2, Dr Marc Ziegenfuss Ziegenfuss2, Prof Claire Rickard1 1Griffith University, Spring Hill, Australia 2Queensland Health, , Australia   Introduction Central venous access devices...
  • July 5, 2018
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Dr Philip Russo1, Dr Robin Digby1, Professor Tracey Bucknall1 1Deakin University, Burwood, Australia   Background: There is little information regarding consumer knowledge of healthcare associated infection (HAI) in the Australian setting. Furthermore, it is also unclear how meaningful publicly reported...
  • July 5, 2018
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Mr Golam Dostogir Harun1 1Daffodil International University, Icddrb, Dhaka, Bangladesh   Introduction: Infection-related diseases are still one of the key causes of morbidity and mortality in Bangladesh. The aim of this study was to explore the existing knowledge, attitude and...
  • July 5, 2018
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Mrs Joanna Harris1 1Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Warrawong, Australia   Introduction Respect for autonomy, and Justice are fundamental bioethical principles demonstrated in activities such as disclosure of information that enables hospital patients to make informed decisions relating to their...
  • July 5, 2018
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Caroline Shelverton Senior Research Assistant, Griffith University   Introduction The aim of this study was to gain a ‘real world’ overview of current intravenous care and maintenance practice by nursing staff. Research has quantified the unacceptably high failure rate of peripherally...
  • August 1, 2016
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Jessica Cameron 1, Lisa Hall 1, Teresa Wozniak 1, Kate Halton 1 1 Queensland University Of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia   Introduction Little is known about the health and economic burden of community onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CO-MRSA) in Australia. However, this information is imperative for developing healthcare policy and planning, for...
  • August 1, 2016
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David Brain 1 1 Phd Scholar, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia   Introduction: Patient length of stay (LOS) has long been linked with influencing transmission of Clostridium difficile infection. It has been hypothesised that the longer a patient...
  • August 1, 2016
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David Brain 1 1 Phd Scholar, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia   Introduction: Healthcare decision-makers are increasingly expected to balance a greater demand for health services with a finite budget. Despite the solid evidence about the epidemiology of...
  • August 1, 2016
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