Month: July 2018

Nicholas Graves1, Brett Mitchell2, Lisa Hall1,3, Nicole White1, Adrian Barnett1, Kate Halton1, David Paterson4, Thomas Riley5 , Anne Gardner1, Katie Page1, Alison Farrington1, Christian Gericke3,6 1Queensland University of Technology, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD, 4001 N.Graves@qut.edu.au 2 Faculty of Nursing...
  • July 26, 2018
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Dr Paul Wight1 1Prometheus Scientific Ltd.   Revealing of a new anti-microbial tool to help reduce the risk of cross contamination in the health care setting. The Australian Health Care system reports over 165,000 Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) cases each...
  • July 9, 2018
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Debra Vesey1, Paul Chapman1,2, Brian Forde3, Leah Roberts3, Haakon Bergh4, Amy Jennison5, Scott Beatson3, Patrick Harris4,5,6 1Infection Control, Caboolture Hospital, Metro North, QLD, Australia 2QIMR Berghofer, Herston, QLD, Australia 3School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane,...
  • July 5, 2018
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Dr. Paul Chapman1,2, Debra Vesey1, Haakon Berge3, Dr. Amy Jennison3, Dr Patrick Harris3,4, Leah Roberts5, Dr.  Brian Forde5, Associate Professor Scott Beatson5 1Caboolture Hospital, Caboolture, Australia 2QIMR-Berghofer, Herston, Australia 3Pathology Queensland, Herston, Australia 4UQCCR, Herston, Australia, 5School of Chemistry and...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Janice Geary1 1The Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Australia   Introduction In June 2017, a peri- solid organ transplant patient in intensive care grew Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) from their bronchial washings.  This started an extensive game of “hide and...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Sally Munnoch1, Mr Jeffrey Deane1, Dr Hemalatha Varadhan2, Dr Rodney  Givney2, Professor Jon Iredell3,4, Dr  Nouri Ben Zakour3, Dr Joanne McIntosh1, Dr John  Ferguson1 1Hunter New England Local Health District, New Lambton Heights, Australia 2NSW Health Pathology, New Lambton...
  • July 5, 2018
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Mr. Faizan Rashid1, Sumbal Fatima1, Sana  Jalal1 1University Of Haripur, Islamabad, Pakistan   Introduction: The current study was aimed to assess the impact of biosafety trainings on knowledge and attitude of life sciences students towards biosafety in Hazara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms Nicole Marsh1,2, Professor Joan Webster1,2, Dr Amanda Ullman1,2, Mr Gabor Mihala2, Professor Marie Cooke2, Professor Claire Rickard1,2 1Royal Brisbane And Women’s Hospital, Herston, Australia 2Griffith University, Nathan, Australia   Introduction: Peripheral intravenous catheters are essential to modern healthcare and...
  • July 5, 2018
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Ms. Fiona Hamilton1 1Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, Australia   Introduction: The regular change of urinary catheters in long-term clients in the community is core business for Ambulatory Primary Health Care (APHC) nurses. A gap in the knowledge regarding...
  • July 5, 2018
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Mrs Hui (Grace) Xu1, Dr  Gillian  Ray-Barruel1, Professor Marie Cooke1, Professor  Claire Rickard1 1Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia   Introduction. A 5-item bundle has been shown to lower central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in adult intensive care units. However, the...
  • July 5, 2018
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