Month: August 2017

Carolyn Chenoweth1 1Fresenius Medical Care, Payneham Dialysis Clinic, 2 Portrush Road, Payneham SA 5070. carolyn.chenoweth@fmc-asia.com   Haemodialysis is full of contradictions: acute care delivered in a non-acute setting; long term patients in a day procedure centre; isolation treatments for patients...
  • August 28, 2017
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Dr Jenny Firman1 1Principal Medical Adviser, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health MDP 14, PO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia The process by which research and initiatives are converted into national and jurisdictional policy is not...
  • August 28, 2017
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FJ Bowden1,2 1 Canberra Hospital, Garran, ACT, 2605. frank.bowden@act.gov.au 2 Australian National University Medical School, Acton, ACT, 2601   The emergence of the discipline of evidence based medicine/practice (EBM/EBP) over the past two decades has aimed to establish a scientific...
  • August 28, 2017
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Karin Verspoor1,2 1School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne VIC 3010; karin.verspoor@unimelb.edu.au 2Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne VIC 3010   The availability of electronic health records creates opportunities to use computational...
  • August 28, 2017
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Deborah A Williamson 1 1 Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne   Mycobacterium chimaera has emerged globally in the last two years as a cause of invasive, often fatal, post-operative surgical site cardiac infections.  Following...
  • August 28, 2017
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Cathy Connor1 1Director Public Health, National Health and Medical Research Council, GPO Box 1421 Canberra 2601. cathy.connor@nhmrc.gov.au   The 2010 Guidelines provide a basis for healthcare facilities to develop protocols and processes for infection prevention and control specific to local...
  • August 28, 2017
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Ms Kylie Robb Infection Control Consultant, Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch)   This presentation will reveal interesting infection prevention and control trends and discuss relevant strategies that have been implemented to improve the quality and safety of care provided to...
  • August 24, 2017
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Hao Zheng1, Philip L Russo2 1 The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards, 5 Macarthur Street, Ultimo NSW 2007, hzheng@achs.org.au 2 Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125, p.russo@deakin.edu.au   Clinical indicators (CIs) have been widely used...
  • August 24, 2017
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Emily J Bailey1, Lisa Hall1, Nicholas Graves1. 1 Centre of Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Corresponding Author: E5.bailey@qut.edu.au   To continually improve infection prevention policy and practice,...
  • August 24, 2017
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Alison Farrington1, on behalf of the REACH study team 1 Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001   The Researching Effective Approaches to Cleaning in Hospitals (REACH) project is funded by an NHMRC partnership grant (GNT 1076006)....
  • August 24, 2017
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