Month: August 2016

Terry McAuley1 1 STEAM Consulting Pty Ltd, PO BOX 779 Endeavour Hills VIC 3802, terry@steamconsulting.com.au   Over the past decade there have been some notable cases in which infection control breaches have occurred in endoscopy settings. Whilst some of the...
  • August 31, 2016
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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...
  • August 29, 2016
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Jason Kwong1,2,3, Ben Howden1,2,3   1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria 2 Doherty Applied Microbial Genomics, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Melbourne, at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity 3 Microbiological Diagnostic Unit...
  • August 29, 2016
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Gerald Chan 1, John Pereira 2, Victoria D’Abrera 3 1 St John Of God Murdoch Hospital, Murdoch, WA, Australia 2 Fiona Stanley Hospital (Serco), Murdoch, WA, Australia 3 St John of God Pathology, Osborne Park, WA, Australia   Introduction: The reprocessing of reusable medical devices (RMDs) plays a significant role in...
  • August 29, 2016
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Beth Bint 1, Joanna Harris 1 1 Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, NSW, Australia   Introduction Clostridium difficile infection causes diarrhoea (CDAD) that can range between mild symptoms that can be effectively treated with oral antimicrobials, to intractable disease requiring complex medical and surgical interventions. Being a...
  • August 29, 2016
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Brett Mitchell 1, Stephanie Dancer 2, Dayna Petrie 1 1 Avondale College, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia 2 Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, United Kingdom   Background: There are a variety of mechanisms to obtain, share and communicate infection prevention and control information. These include scholarly publications, websites and more mainstream media such as newspapers and...
  • August 29, 2016
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Caroline Marshall 1,2, Kathryn Williams 1, Elizabeth Matchett 1, Louise Hobbs 1 1 The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, VIC, Australia 2 University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia   Introduction: Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for healthcare workers to prevent influenza transmission between staff and patients, yet compliance with these recommendations is often poor. We report a...
  • August 29, 2016
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