Infection control measures and strategies

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...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mr Md Saiful Islam1, Dr  Abrar Ahmad  Chughtai1, Sayera Banu2, Holly Seale1 1School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh Introduction:  Healthcare workers in high...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Nicole Sarader1 1Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Australia Background: In 2017 at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH), a collaborative working group began reviewing the cleaning inspection regime undertaken by Serco at FSH. The group undertook a robust review of the cleaning...
  • August 4, 2019
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Mr Chris Edwards1, Mrs Ellie Golling1 1St John Ambulance Western Australia, Belmont, Australia Background: Paramedics from St John Ambulance Western Australia perform over 40,000 peripherally inserted cannulation attempts every year.  Paramedics are expected to use an aseptic technique, where practicable,...
  • July 30, 2019
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Ms Ji Yeon Park1, Dr Holly  Seale1, Dr Jerico Pardosi2 1School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Background: Interventions aimed...
  • July 30, 2019
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Ms Kathy Dempsey1 1Carer / Parent / CICPE / HAI Program Manager CEC, Sydney, Australia Introduction: In the era of global antimicrobial resistance strategies, antimicrobial stewardship and many many infection prevention and control measures, how does infection control impact on...
  • July 30, 2019
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Mrs Ruth Barratt1,2, Professor  Lyn Gilbert1,2,3, Professor Ramon Shaban2,4,5 1Westmead Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Westmead, Australia, 2Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity, Westmead Institute for Infectious Diseases, Westmead, Australia, 3Sydney Health Ethics,...
  • July 30, 2019
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Ms Kylie Robb1 1Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch), St Leonards, Australia Background: Determining what the key Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) risks are for a practitioner through evidence based performance data allows for high impact, high value education and targeted...
  • July 30, 2019
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Mr Gerald Chan1, Dr Steve Edmondston1 1St John of God Murdoch Hospital, Murdoch, Australia Introduction: Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias (HA-SABs) are rare but serious complications of healthcare procedures, and are considered to be preventable adverse events. Patients who develop HA-SABs...
  • July 30, 2019
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Ms Sarah Bailey1 1QED Environmental Services, West Leederville, Australia Many Water Quality Risk Management Plans (WQRMPs) only focus on the risks from Legionella species. However, these are not the only microorganisms that can cause debilitating or fatal infections in patients...
  • July 30, 2019
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