Specialised settings: the environment and the resources available/permissible

Mrs Marija Juraja1 1Angela Lee, Adelaide, Australia Background: Every ICP in some capacity is always engaged in building and renovation. The only issue is when you build a new hospital, that’s a different kettle of fish as you start from...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Marija Juraja1,2 1Infection Prevention and Control Unit, Adelaide, Australia, 2Infectious Diseases Service, Adelaide, Australia Background: Water heating/cooling systems for potable water have been around for many years. As part of our new hospital build, new systems were installed and...
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Julie Johnson1, Ms Kim Comensoli2 1Yarrawonga Health, Yarrawonga, Australia, 2Northeast Health Wangaratta, Wangaratta, Australia   Environmental Monitoring is often seen as the elephant in the china shop, does it engender more anxiety and harm than it alleviates….. or can...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Michelle Callard1 1Swslhdohs, Liverpool, Australia Background: A new Infection Prevention role in oral health with accreditation looming. Challenges soon became apparent and changes were required fast to meet Standard 3 within eight months. South Western Sydney Local Health District...
  • August 4, 2019
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Mrs Eleanor Golling1 1St John Ambulance WA, Belmont, WA, Australia   Introduction: Equipment used by ambulance services are at high risk of exposure to pathogens. While importance of the reprocessing of shared equipment is well documented for hospital settings, there is little research for...
  • August 14, 2018
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Ms Annmaree Wilson, Ms Beth  Bint, Ms Joanna Harris, Ms Fiona Hamilton 1Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Nowra, Australia   Introduction: Within the hospital setting considerable work is dedicated to the review of serious healthcare-associated infections (HAI) e.g. bacteraemias, to...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Susan Harper1, Dr Monica Slavin1, Dr Leon Worth1, Dr Caroline Reed1, Mrs Jennifer Breen1 1Peter Maccallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia Introduction:    Background Construction of the $1 billion Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) commenced in 2011 and  completed in June...
  • September 4, 2017
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Vanessa Sparke 1, Caryn West 1, David McLaren 1, Jane Mills 2 1 James Cook University, Smithfield, QLD, Australia 2 RMIT University, Bundoora, VIC, Australia   Photovoice is a process whereby participants use photography to document their needs, experiences and perceptions. Introduced in the 1990’s, photovoice has three main goals: to enable people to record and...
  • August 8, 2016
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Carla De Marco 1, Louise Hobbs 1, Caroline Marshall 1 1 Melbourne Health, Parkville, VIC, Australia   Introduction Literature describes how the environment plays an important role in the transmission of micro-organisms. In 2012, the Infection Prevention Service began trialling a fluorescent audit process to measure cleaning efficacy. The discrepancy...
  • August 8, 2016
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Cameron Jones 1  1 Director, Biological Health Services, Toorak, VIC, Australia   Introduction Unwanted dampness inside buildings can occur because of rainwater, accidental leaks, human activities or from intrinsic problems caused by building design or construction materials. This poster reports on a practical intervention focussing on mould...
  • August 8, 2016
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