Invasive Devices

Ms Suzanne Alexander1, Miss Carmel Couch1 1Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, Australia Introduction: Eight cases of Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) related blood stream infections were identified in patients attending a 600 bed tertiary referral hospital from March to...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Ann Whitfield1 1Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group, Perth , Australia  Introduction: In 2016 Healthcare Associated Staphylococcus aureus blood stream infections (HA-SABSI) by invasive devices were above peer comparisons at Fiona Standley Hospital (FSH). Reducing harm from invasive devices and...
  • July 30, 2019
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Mr Reto Federi1, Mrs Leanne Ruegg1 1Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Buderim, QLD, Australia   The Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) which opened in early 2017 is a 450-bed tertiary hospital in Regional Queensland in Australia. A unique service model was adopted to provide a nurse-led Peripherally Inserted Central...
  • August 14, 2018
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Dr Lia Moshkanbaryans1 1Nanosonics, Lane Cove West, NSW, Australia   A recent survey of infection preventionists published in the American Journal of Infection Prevention has revealed wide ranging practice related to reprocessing and use of ultrasound probes used to guide interventions. Ultrasound has expanded...
  • August 14, 2018
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Ms Nicole Marsh1,2, Professor Joan Webster1,2, Dr Amanda Ullman1,2, Mr Gabor Mihala2, Professor Marie Cooke2, Professor Claire Rickard1,2 1Royal Brisbane And Women’s Hospital, Herston, Australia 2Griffith University, Nathan, Australia   Introduction: Peripheral intravenous catheters are essential to modern healthcare and...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms. Fiona Hamilton1 1Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, Australia   Introduction: The regular change of urinary catheters in long-term clients in the community is core business for Ambulatory Primary Health Care (APHC) nurses. A gap in the knowledge regarding...
  • July 5, 2018
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Mrs Hui (Grace) Xu1, Dr  Gillian  Ray-Barruel1, Professor Marie Cooke1, Professor  Claire Rickard1 1Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia   Introduction. A 5-item bundle has been shown to lower central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in adult intensive care units. However, the...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Mari Takashima1, Ms Jessica Schults2, Mr Gabor Mihala1, Ms Amanda Corley2, Ms Amanda Ullman1 1Griffith University, Nathan, Australia 2Queensland Health, Australia   Introduction:Central venous access devices (CVADs) are a vital medical device during critical care admission. Despite CVAD commonality...
  • July 5, 2018
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Prof. Brett Mitchell1, Professor Allen Cheng2,3, Dr Oyebola  Fasugba1,4, Dr Philip Russo5, Miss Hannah Rosebrock1, A/Professor Maria  Northcote1 1Avondale College of Higher Education, Wahroonga, Australia 2Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia 3Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 4Australian Catholic University and St Vincent’s Health...
  • July 5, 2018
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Dr Gillian Ray-Barruel1,2,3, Prof Marie Cooke1,4, Prof  Marion Mitchell1,2,4, Dr  Vineet Chopra5, Prof Claire Rickard1,2,3,4 1Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia 2Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia 3Royal Brisbane and Women’s...
  • July 5, 2018
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