Plenary Session

Marin L Schweizer PhD1,2 1Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, marin-schweizer@uiowa.edu 2Center for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation, Iowa City VA Health Care System, 601 Hwy 6 W, Iowa City, IA, USA 52246  ...
  • November 10, 2019
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Mike Daube1 1Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. M.daube@Curtin.edu.au   This presentation will outline some of the key lessons learned from the public health arena in terms of identifying and achieving advocacy objectives. It will...
  • November 7, 2019
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Moi Lin Ling1 1Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608. Email: ling.moi.lin@singhealth.com.sg Surgical site infections (SSIs), as in other healthcare associated infections, require thoughtful but deliberate action to prevent. Although many prevention guidelines are readily available, the successful implementation of...
  • November 4, 2019
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Karen Carey1  1Consumer Advocate Infection prevention and control remains one of health’s great challenges with the potential to cause massive disruption to our lives and potentially many deaths and great illness, often avoidable. The public, health consumers and patients have...
  • October 23, 2019
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Helen Van Gessel1 1Western Australian Country Health Service Background and Aim The Hospital Acquired Complications (HACs) program of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is based on two main premises • That provision of relevant and...
  • October 15, 2019
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Jennie Wilson1 1University of West London, Paragon House, Boston Manor Road, Brentford. Middlesex. TW8 9GA The Pareto Principle or the ‘20/80 rule’ is commonly cited in management literature as a critical component of strategic planning. Its underlying hypothesis is that...
  • October 3, 2019
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Professor Hilary Humphreys1 1Department of Clinical Microbiology, RCSI, Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin D09 YD60 hhumphreys@rcsi.ie   Recent years have seen increasing focus on the inanimate environment, especially surfaces, in the acquisition of healthcare-associated (HCAI) and in the continuation of outbreaks. ...
  • October 18, 2018
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Professor Hilary Humphreys1 1Department of Clinical Microbiology, RCSI, Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin D09 YD60 hhumphreys@rcsi.ie   Conventional decontamination with detergent, water and disinfectants is often sub-optimal despite recent efforts to improve hygiene services.  Consequently, there has been much interest in...
  • October 18, 2018
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