Month: October 2016

Antibiotic resistant bacteria including carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are a serious global public health threat. Australia has not seen the same number of CPE cases compared to other parts of the world, this provides a valuable opportunity to develop strategies to...
  • October 31, 2016
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Background Rapid testing for Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) has become a commonly used method for quantitative assessment of surface or device cleanliness. ATP testing is an easy to use, broad measure of cellular contamination, and allows a real-time measurement of cleanliness....
  • October 31, 2016
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Prof Karin Thursky, MBBS, BSc, FRACP, MD Guidance Clinical Director Director, NHMRC National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship RMH at the Doherty Institute, 792 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne   Antimicrobial stewardship promotes optimal antimicrobial use, maximising individual patient outcomes while minimising harm...
  • October 30, 2016
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Martin Kiernan MPH MClinRes RN3 1 University of West London, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GA UK. martin.kiernan@uwl.ac.uk   Education is always seen as a cornerstone of infection prevention and control activity, providing new or updating knowledge and skills...
  • October 26, 2016
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Fred C. Tenover1 1 Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 USA; fred.tenover@cepheid.com   Nucleic acid amplification methods can provide data on the presence of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic pathogens, in addition to antimicrobial resistance genes directly from clinical specimens, often in...
  • October 26, 2016
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Thomas V Riley1,2,3 1School of Medical & Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia, 2School of Life & Veterinary Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, 3Department of Microbiology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Nedlands, Western Australia   Clostridium difficile, a Gram...
  • October 26, 2016
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Ms Susan Jain, Infection Control Clinician Nurse Consultant PRINCE OF WALE PUBLIC HOSPITAL   This discussion paper explores a historical perspective on practices related to prevention of infection (with a particular focus on Contact Precautions (CP) for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus...
  • October 26, 2016
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Ms Jo-anne  Mcshane1, Dr Mary  O’Reily, Dr Andrew Maclean 1Eastern Health, Melbourne, Australia   There is a lack of research in the emergency department setting of infection control practices. Our study is aimed at identifying isolation practices and visual auditing...
  • October 24, 2016
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Ms Fiona Gotterson1 1Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Sydney NSW 2000 , Australia   This research is about nurses and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). Nurses make up the biggest percentage of the health workforce, and routinely manage...
  • October 24, 2016
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Dr Anthony Poulton1 1Medtronic, North Ryde , Australia   2017 ANZ Medtronic Infection Control Scholarship Program The purpose of this presentation is to alert the audience and the greater ANZ Infection Control community to the availability of the 2017 ANZ...
  • October 24, 2016
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