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Evonne T Curran, NursD1 1Glasgow Caledonian University In this presentation, I am going to look at the evidence used to support national recommendations as to when disinfectants should be used in healthcare settings. I will apply 2 ‘critical’ tests to...
  • October 15, 2019
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  • August 19, 2019
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Professor Brett G Mitchell1, 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Point prevalence studies identify that pneumonia is the most common healthcare associated infection. However, non-ventilator associated healthcare associated pneumonia (HAP) is both underreported and understudied....
  • August 7, 2019
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Terry McAuley1 1STEAM Consulting Pty Ltd, PO Box 2249 Greenvale VIC 3059, terry@steamconsulting.com.au The current edition of AS/NZS4187 was published in December 2014. Since that time two amendments have been published, the most recent released on May 7th, 2019. Amendment...
  • August 7, 2019
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Jan Gralton1, Kim Stewart1, Kathryn Daveson1, Kathy Meleady1 1Australian Commission on Safety and Quality In Health Care, Sydney, Australia Introduction: The Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia (AURA) Surveillance System was established by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality...
  • August 5, 2019
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Ms Kareena Johnson1, Ms Sue Scott1, Ms Jane Tomlinson1, Ms Greta Van Kerkwijk1, Associate Professor Andrew Daley1, Ms Kate O’Donaghue1 1The Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Australia Introduction: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common causes of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections....
  • August 4, 2019
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Ms Lynnelle J. Murrell1 1Wilhelm Integrated Solutions Pty Ltd, Matraville, Australia Background: A growing body of research has demonstrated that manual cleaning and disinfection of the operating room (OR) is suboptimal. Residual environmental contamination may pose an infection risk to...
  • July 30, 2019
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Kathy Duggan1, Mary-Anne Ramis1 1Mater Health, South Brisbane, Australia Introduction: Transmission-based precautions are a set of practices used in addition to standard precautions when the suspected or confirmed presence of certain infectious agents represents an increased risk of transmission, and...
  • July 30, 2019
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Mrs Saleema Salman Ali Salman Ali1 1Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan Objectives: To reduce the number of hours in which patient are in open bay i-e average 20 hours to 4 hours (internal set target). To decrease the number...
  • July 30, 2019
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