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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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Mr Brendon Heley1 1Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Australia Background: Effective communication is pivotal for addressing communicable disease exposures (CDE). The Infection Prevention service at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG) has devised a tool using the iSoBAR Framework (Identify, Situation,...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Claire Nayda1, Ms  Terri  Cripps1, Mrs  Trish  Maldigri1, Ms  Jillian  McKee1, Ms Renee  Thurston1, Captain  Starlight1 1Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Sydney, Australia Introduction Results from the 2017 and 2018 National Standards Compliance Survey of Inpatients revealed that one of...
  • August 5, 2019
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Dr  Kathryn Daveson1, Ms Alexandra Marmor1 1The Canberra Hospital, Garran, Australia Background: Surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) is a focus for quality improvement for Australian healthcare.  Available tools for SAP surveillance include the labour-intensive Surgical National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (SNAPS).  Most...
  • August 5, 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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