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

Peter Deliopoulos 1  1 General Manager, PDMedical Pty Ltd, Dandenong South, VIC, Australia   Introduction This session will cover a case study of collaboration between the infection control nurses of St. Vincents Private Hospital Melbourne and PDMedical Methods In essence this is a story about nurses...
  • August 8, 2016
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Madeleine Clegg 1  1 Technology Commercialisation Associate, Nanosonics, Sydney, NSW, Australia   Introduction: Infection prevention and control (IP&C) in the healthcare setting is a shared responsibility and requires a system of clinical governance to continuously monitor and improve outcomes. There are parallels between the strategic plans and...
  • August 8, 2016
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Louise Aiton 1 1 Infection Prevention Nurse, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy, VIC, Australia   Introduction At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne (SVPHM) the Exposure Injury Management Service was provided collaboratively by an external consultant and the in-house Infection Prevention Department. Limitations of the existing system...
  • August 8, 2016
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Nikki Grae 1, Sally Roberts 1, Arthur Morris 1, Gabrielle Nicholson 2, Andrea Flynn 2 1 Health Quality & Safety Commission, Auckland, New Zealand 2 Health Quality & Safety Commission, Wellington, New Zealand   Introduction: The Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme (SIIIP) started in 2013. The aims are to improve the standard of care by measuring...
  • August 1, 2016
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Megan Brown 1, Amanda Sharpe 1, Danielle Field 1 1 Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, NSW, Australia   Introduction Haemodialysis patients are recognised as being at risk of developing bloodstream infections (BSI). In May 2015 routine surveillance identified that the number of BSI affecting our haemodialysis patients had risen...
  • August 1, 2016
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Michelle Allen 1,2, Kate Halton 1,2, Lisa Hall 1,2, Nicholas Graves 1,2,3 1 Queensland University Of Technology, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia 2 Centre for Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia 3 Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia   Introduction Translation of evidence into practice can be challenging. The PITCH study combined...
  • August 1, 2016
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Julie Johnson 1,2, Kim Comensoli 1 1 Northeast Health Wangaratta, Wangaratta, VIC, Australia 2 Australian College of Perioperative Nursing, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia   Creativity and enterprise were required to engage & refocus clinical staff on the fundamentals of aseptic non-touch technique at a sub-regional rural health service organisation. When reflecting...
  • July 29, 2016
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Sally Havers 1,2, Lisa Hall 2, Katie Page 2, Andrew Wilson 3 1 Hand Hygiene Australia, Heidelberg, VIC, Australia 2 QUT, Kelvin Grove, QLD, Australia 3 Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia   Introduction: In 2010 the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards were introduced including a criterion addressing aseptic technique (AT) practices. Minimal...
  • July 29, 2016
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Matthew Richards Clinical Nurse Consultant, Melbourne Health, Parkville, VIC, Australia   Introduction In 2010 a commercial electronic infection control software program was introduced to assist with managing the surveillance, consultation and work undertaken by the Infection Prevention and Surveillance Service (IPSS) at Melbourne...
  • July 29, 2016
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Joanna Harris 1, Beth Bint 1, Julie Rieck 1, Megan Brown 1 1 Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, NSW, Australia   Introduction Modern healthcare is characterised by the mantra of patient-centred care, however the management of multi-resistant organisms (MRO) risks becoming MRO-centred care. The controls implemented...
  • July 29, 2016
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