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

Kylie Snook 1, Elizabeth Gillespie 2, Louise Wright 3 1 Monash Health, Berwick, VIC, Australia 2 Monash Health, Clayton, VIC, Australia 3 Monash Health, Dandenong, VIC, Australia   Introduction With the introduction of National Standards, Monash Health has implemented simple electronic programs to assist with monitoring strategies to prevent healthcare associated infection. Methods Demonstrating that clinical practice was compliant with...
  • August 29, 2016
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Muhammad Halwani 1, Nidal Tashkandy 2 1 Al Baha University, Faculty of Medicine, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2 Health Affairs, Ministry of Health, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   Background The objective of this study was to establish a scientifically-based program to prevent infections in the twelve hospitals of the Ministry of Health in...
  • August 29, 2016
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Sue Gonelli 1, Maureen Canning 1, Nicole Elms 1, Catherine Forster 1, Kim Heriot 1, Susan Thorpe 1 1 Peninsula Health, Hastings, VIC, Australia   Introduction From 2014 – January 2015 Peninsula Health had 11 vaccine preventable exposures related to non-immune healthcare workers (HCW) in high risk areas. 2 large exposures in Maternity, Special Care...
  • August 29, 2016
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Alison Farrington 1, Michelle Allen 1, Lisa Hall 1, Brett Mitchell 2 On behalf of the REACH study team 1 Queensland University Of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia 2 Avondale College of Higher Education, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia   Background The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study will evaluate the impact of a...
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Trent Yarwood 1 1 Infectious Diseases Physician, Cairns And Hinterland Hospital And Health Service, Cairns, QLD, Australia   Introduction Infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship activities generate a large amount of data – rates of hand hygiene, isolation of multiresistant organisms and information about quantity and...
  • August 8, 2016
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Elizabeth Gillespie 1, Lama Tabbara 1, Carmel Scott 1, Anita Lovegrove 1, Despina Kotsanas 1, Rhonda Stuart 1 1 Monash Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia     Background In 2013, an outbreak of van B vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE) involved the colonisation of 44 babies across the multisite neonatal service. Following that outbreak, we implemented a novel...
  • August 8, 2016
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Katherine Shepherd 1  1 Research/Data Coordinator, Monash Health, 135 David St Dandenong, VIC, Australia   Introduction ICU patients are at higher risk of becoming colonised or infected with antibiotic resistant micro-organisms such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE). Transmission-based contact precautions and correct...
  • August 8, 2016
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Kate O’Donaghue 1, Jane Tomlinson 1, Sue Scott 1, Rachel Holly 1, Kareena Johnson 1, Freya Tan 1, Bernadette Twomey 1 1 Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia   Introduction A government funded healthcare worker influenza vaccination program has been implemented for many years in Victorian public hospitals and data has been collected since 2005. The Department of...
  • August 8, 2016
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Sue Flockhart 1, Catrice Grahame 2, Allison Hodge 3 1 Ballarat Health Services, Redan, VIC, Australia 2 Ballarat Health Services, Miners Rest, VIC, Australia 3 Ballarat Health Services, Ballarat North, VIC, Australia   Introduction: The introduction of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards in 2012, and an escalating number of isolation room...
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Alison Farrington 1, Michelle Allen 1, Lisa Hall 1, Brett Mitchell 2  On behalf of the REACH study 1 Queensland University Of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia 2 Avondale College of Higher Education, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia   Background The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) study is a partnership project funded by the National...
  • August 8, 2016
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