Month: September 2017

SM Havers1, K Ryan1, K Olsen1, ML Grayson1,2  1 Hand Hygiene Australia, Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia The primary objective of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) is to develop...
  • September 28, 2017
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Caroline Marshall1,2,3 1 The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Grattan St, Parkville, 3050 2 The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, 792 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, 3000 3 Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3050 Management of outbreaks of viral...
  • September 27, 2017
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Louise Davis1 1 Communicable Diseases Branch. Queensland Health, PO Box 2368 fortitude Valley BC, QLD, 4006, louise.davis2@health.qld.gov.au The microbiology laboratory is an essential resource for your facility’s infection prevention (IP)and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs. Make your local microbiology staff your...
  • September 20, 2017
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Jennifer Broom1 1 Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Birtinya, QLD 4575 Infection control and antimicrobial use are increasingly subject to audit and accountability measures. This is driven by global environment of the proliferation of multi-resistant organisms which threaten the health of...
  • September 18, 2017
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Dr Leigh-Anne Claase1 1 Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd, 473 Victoria Street, West Melbourne 3003 Therapeutic Guidelines Ltd (TGL) is an Australian not-for-profit, independent, self-funding organisation. TGL’s mission is to improve patient outcomes by promoting the quality use of medicines, and it...
  • September 13, 2017
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Worth LJ1 1 National Centre for Infections in Cancer, National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence, The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, leon.worth@petermac.org Cancer patients are a vulnerable population with...
  • September 12, 2017
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Worth LJ1,2 1 Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System (VICNISS), Doherty Institute, Melbourne Victoria, leon.worth@mh.org.au 2 Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Victoria Robust surveillance systems for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) underpin effectual prevention programs. The integrity and sustainability of...
  • September 12, 2017
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Donna Cameron1 1 Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, The University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity, 792 Elizabeth Street, Parkville, VIC, 3010, donna.cameron@unimelb.edu.au Sometimes infection control professionals can feel isolated and unsure where to...
  • September 11, 2017
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Deborough Macbeth1 1Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, 1 Hospital Blvd, Southport Qld 4215, deborough.macbeth@health.qld.gov.au   The Infection Control Professional (ICP) is required to provide advice in relation to building and refurbishment initiatives within the healthcare setting. The level and...
  • September 11, 2017
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Sue Greig1 1 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) Level 5, 255 Elizabeth Street Sydney, NSW, 2000. Sue.greig@safetyandquality.gov.au   The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (first edition) have been in effect since January...
  • September 5, 2017
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