Month: July 2017

Dr Yingxi Chen1, A/Prof Bette Liu2, A/Prof Kathryn Glass1, Prof Thomas Riley3, Dr Rosemary  Korda1, A/Prof Martyn Kirk1 1Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 2University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 3Microbiology & Immunology, University of Western Australia, and Department of...
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Mr Angus McLure1, Dr Archie Clements1, Dr Martyn Kirk1, Dr Kathryn Glass1 1Research School of Population Health, ANU, Acton, Australia   Introduction Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) are classified as hospital-acquired if the onset of symptoms was more than two days...
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Ms Alex Hoskins1, Dr Noleen Bennett1, Associate Professor Leon Worth1, Ms Sandra Johnson1, Dr Nabeel Imam1, Dr Ann Bull1, Professor Michael Richards1 1Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance Coordinating Centre, Melbourne, Australia Introduction The Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance Coordinating Centre...
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Dr Philip L Russo1,2,3, Professor Ramon Z Shaban3,4,5, Dr Deborough MacBeth3,4, Ms Abigail Carter2, Professor Brett G Mitchell2,3 1Deakin University, Burwood, Australia, 2Avondale College of Higher Education, Wahroonga, Australia, 3Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 4Gold Coast Health, Gold Coast, Australia, 5Menzies...
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Ms Suzanne Lovell-Smart1, Mr Ged Hawthorn1 1Orange Health Service Western NSW LHD, Orange, Australia   Background: A surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) audit  was conducted as part of the Orange Health Service’s clinical indicator program in July 2014. The audit showed...
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A/Prof Karen Vickery1, Sister Dayane  Costa1, Dr Anaclara Tipple2, Dr Lillian Lopes2, Dr Honghua Hu1 1Macquarie University, North Ryde, Australia, 2Federal University of Goias, Goias, Brazil   Introduction Stainless steel surgical instruments are often re-used and processed until a loss...
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Prof. William Walsh1, Dr. Rema Oliver1, Professor Warwick Bruce1, Dr. Richard Verheul1 1University Of New South Wales, Randwick, Australia Introduction: The prevention of post-operative wound infection is important. We surveyed the airborne particulate generated across a range of orthopaedic, spinal...
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Prof. William Walsh1, Dr.  Rema Oliver1, Dr. Gareth Davies1, Mr Nathaniel Bradford1 1University Of New South Wales, Randwick, Australia   Introduction: The prevention of surgical-site infection (SSI) is of great importance. Airborne particulate correlates with microbial load and SSI. There...
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Miss Nantanit Sutthiruk1, Professor Mari Botti1,2, Professor Julie Considine1,3, Professor Andrea Driscoll1,4, Associate Professor Ana  Hutchinson1,2, Assistant Professor Kumthorn Malathum1,5 1School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 2Epworth HealthCare , Melbourne , Australia, 3Eastern Health,...
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Mrs Joanna Harris1 1Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Warrawong, Australia Introduction This presentation is a reflection on my experience of being a patient having an elective surgical procedure within a public hospital in NSW, Australia. I consider my observations on...
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