Systems based practice change: innovation; improvement science and quality improvement

Ms Joanna Coats1 1Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, Australia Introduction: IV devices place patients at risk of  blood stream infections (BSI) associated with high morbidity and mortality, increased length of stay and financial burden. We had an unacceptably high...
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Robyn Austin1,2 1Mid North Coast Local Health District, Port Macquarie, Australia, 2Agency of Clinical Innovations, Chatswood, Australia Introduction: Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) in NSW had two of its major rural hospitals selected to undertake the Australian...
  • August 5, 2019
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Mrs Joanna Harris1, Mrs Megan Brown1, Mrs Helen Newman1, Mrs Annmaree Wilson1, Mr Scott Lang1, Ms Suzanne Alexander1 1Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, Wollongong, Australia Introduction: The effectiveness of Contact Precautions (CP) in managing patients with multi-resistant organisms (MROs) is increasingly questioned....
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Luci Rodda1 1Aegis Aged Care, Burswood, Australia Background: Good uptake of influenza vaccinations by employees contributes to reducing the impact of influenza in residential aged care residents.  Evaluation of Aegis Aged Care’s influenza vaccination programs for 2016/2017 found of...
  • August 5, 2019
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Nikki Grae1, Arthur Morris1, Sally Roberts1 1Health Quality & Safety Commission, Wellington, New Zealand Introduction:  The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) programme started in 2012. The programme aims to improve the standard of care...
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Debbie Carter1, Mr Herbert Down1, Associate Professor Amanda Walker1 1Australian Commission On Safety And Quality In Health Care, Sydney, Australia Background: About 70% of hospitalised patients require a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) during their hospitalisation, making their insertion one...
  • August 4, 2019
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Mrs Susan Jain1 1University of New South Wales, Randwick, Australia , 2Clinical Excellence Commission, Haymarket, Australia Background: Routine hand hygiene effectively removes methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and/or vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) from healthcare workers’ (HCW) ungloved hands when caring...
  • August 4, 2019
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Miss Yvonne Carter1 1The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom Introduction: Over a two month period, it was noticed that patients transferred from a district hospital to an acute hospital in London were found to be colonised...
  • July 30, 2019
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Dr Maya Pillai1, Dr.   Anup Warrier1, Dr. Sonya Joy1, Ms Soumya  Bernadit1, Mr Kevin Charles1 1Aster Medcity, Kochi, India Background: Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), defined as a laboratory- confirmed bloodstream infection not related to an infection at another site that...
  • July 30, 2019
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Mr Robert Robinson1, Ms  Louise  Maher1, Ms Rondelle  Jenkins1 1Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Penrith, Australia Introduction: A review of Peripheral Intravenous Cannula (PIVC) and Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) needleless valve products was undertaken in 2016 by the...
  • July 30, 2019
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