Month: August 2018

Joe-Anne Bendall1, Mary Fullick2 1Clinical Excellence Commission, 2-24 Rawson Place, Haymarket, NSW 2000, Joe-Anne.Bendall@health.nsw.gov.au 2Clinical Excellence Commission, 2-24 Rawson Place, Haymarket, NSW 2000, Mary.Fullick@health.nsw.gov.au   Sepsis and septic shock are life threatening conditions that may be difficult to diagnose as...
  • August 24, 2018
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Dr Tara Anderson1 1Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, tara.anderson@ths.tas.gov.au   Environmental surface contamination has been increasingly recognised as an important contribution to the transmission of pathogens in healthcare. Our understanding of optimal cleaning and disinfection has improved considerably over the...
  • August 17, 2018
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Brett Mitchell1, Lisa Hall2,3 , Alison Farrington2, Nicholas Graves1, Adrian Barnett1, Anne Gardner1, Kate Halton1, David Paterson4, Thomas Riley5, Katie Page1, Christian Gericke3,6 1 Faculty of Nursing and Health, Avondale College, 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga, NSW 2076 Brett.Mitchell@avondale.edu.au 2...
  • August 15, 2018
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Peter Teska1 1Global Infection Prevention Application Expert, Diversey Inc, USA Introduction: In this presentation, the learners will be exposed to a series of studies that have investigated the issue of surface damage and a discussion of several common methods currently...
  • August 15, 2018
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Dr Darryl Vine1 1Medical Director, Intelligent Medical Systems (Pty) LTD, South Africa, darryl@intelms.com   Introduction: Eight years ago, gram-negative Carbapenem resistance was identified as a major threat to patient safety across Southern Africa. Groundbreaking antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) work had been done...
  • August 15, 2018
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Tracey Gauci1 1Gama Healthcare, United Kingdom The presentation would include reference to the evolving strategies adopted by the NHS in Wales, UK over the last 18 years since the publication of the National Audit Office Report in 2000 – ‘The...
  • August 15, 2018
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Dr Mary Wyer1,2, Dr Su-Yin Hor1,2,3, Ms Ruth Barratt1, Ms Kathy Dempsey4, Professor Lyn Gilbert1,2,4,5 1Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Westmead, NSW, Australia 2Sydney Health Ethics, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia 3Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia 4Westmead, WSLHD, Westmead,...
  • August 14, 2018
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Ms Beth Bint1, Mrs Joanna Harris1 1Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong, NSW, Australia   Introduction The increased risk of bacteraemia and associated serious complications culminating in poor morbidity and mortality outcomes among injecting drug users (IDU), is well known. Studies have indicated that infection prevention...
  • August 14, 2018
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Dr May Yeung1, Prof Emily Chan1 1The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin   Introduction The Red Cross emergency hospital was opened in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in October 2017. The hospital aims to provide vital health care including surgery to more than 500,000 of refugees fled...
  • August 14, 2018
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Dr Greg Whiteley1 1Whiteley Corporation, Tomago, NSW, Australia   Introduction: Reusable Ultrasound Probes (RUS) and accompanying equipment are reusable medical devices which are identified as having a potential to transmit microbes between patients where cleaning and disinfecting is inadequate. The reprocessing guidelines for...
  • August 14, 2018
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