Month: November 2016

Cate Quoyle Senior Project Officer – National Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Program   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...
  • November 15, 2016
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Dr Jennie Wilson, Associate Professor, University of West London   The evidence based medicine movement emerged in the 1980s when the randomised controlled trial became acknowledged as the gold standard for comparing the efficacy of treatments and critical summaries of...
  • November 6, 2016
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Glenys Harrington   Gastrointestinal endoscopes are complex devices that can be difficult to clean and disinfect. Over the last few years there have been increasing reports of outbreaks associated with endoscopes in particular duodenoscopes which are used for endoscopic retrograde...
  • November 6, 2016
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Author: Scott S Infection Prevention and Control, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.   Background For the Infection Preventionist (IP) working in a tertiary paediatric centre or managing paediatric patients within a general acute setting the challenge is to adapt Infection...
  • November 2, 2016
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