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Brett Mitchell 1, Stephanie Dancer 2, Dayna Petrie 1 1 Avondale College, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia 2 Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, United Kingdom   Background: There are a variety of mechanisms to obtain, share and communicate infection prevention and control information. These include scholarly publications, websites and more mainstream media such as newspapers and...
  • August 29, 2016
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Caroline Marshall 1,2, Kathryn Williams 1, Elizabeth Matchett 1, Louise Hobbs 1 1 The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia 2 University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia   Introduction: Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for healthcare workers to prevent influenza transmission between staff and patients, yet compliance with these recommendations is often poor. We report a...
  • August 29, 2016
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Terry Grimmond 1, Nicole Vause 2, Jane Woodley 3 1 Grimmond and Associates, Microbiology Consultants, Hamilton, New Zealand 2 Mt Gambier & Districts HS, Country Health SA Local Health Network, Mt Gambier, SA, Australia 3 Workforce Directorate, Workforce Health, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA Health, Adelaide, SA, Australia   Introduction Early results of a preliminary survey of Australasian...
  • August 29, 2016
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Laura Cowell 1, John Williams 1 1 Valpak (aust) Pty Ltd, NSW, Australia   Background: The increasing drive towards improving infection control and reducing hospital acquired infections (HAIs) in the clinical environment has led to the development of complex and rigorous procedures, and the use of...
  • August 8, 2016
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Md Abu Choudhury 1,2,3,4, Hanna Sidjabat 4, Irani Rathnayake 5, Nicole Gavin 1,2,6, Raymond Chan 1,2,5,6, Shahera Banu 5, Flavia Huygens 5, David Paterson 4, Claire Rickard 1,2,6, David McMillan 2,3 1 NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing (NCREN), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 2 Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 3 Inflammation and Healing Research Cluster, School of Health and Sports Sciences, University...
  • August 8, 2016
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Kathryn Catterick 1  1 Infection Prevention Control Manager, Calvary South Tasmania, Bagdad, TAS, Australia   Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is a discipline dominated with quantitative data; rates for hand hygiene compliance and health care acquired infections, biostatistics, epidemiological frequencies and patterns of public health events. In...
  • August 8, 2016
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Khalid Johani 1, Danya Abualsaud 2, Honghua Hu 1, Karen Vickery 1 1 Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia 2 Molecular Laboratory, Medical Microbiology, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeedah, Saudi Arabia   Healthcare associated infections are a significant burden on health service providers, in terms of cost, morbidity and mortality. Organisms causing these infections can be sourced...
  • August 8, 2016
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Sue Van Der Graaf 1, Tracy Sloane 1, Elizabeth Gillespie 1, Rhonda Stuart 1,2,3 1 Monash Health, Clayton, VIC, Australia 2 Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia 3 National Centre & Antimicrobial Stewardship, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Introduction: Reports of outbreaks involving Carbapenemase Resistant Enterobacteriaceae associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy have prompted the need to assess the cleaning process of these frequently used instruments....
  • August 1, 2016
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Elizabeth Orr 1, Noleen Bennett 1, Jennifer Bradford 1, Sandra Johnson 1, Ann Bull 1, Michael J Richards 1, Leon J Worth 1,2 1 VICNISS Coordinating Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 2 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia   Background: In acute healthcare facilities, auditing of hand hygiene (HH) compliance informs quality improvement programs and is a requirement for accreditation standards. However, there...
  • July 29, 2016
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