Month: October 2018

Havers, SM1,4, Ryan KE1, Olsen KL1, Grayson ML1,2,3 1 Hand Hygiene Australia, c/- Infectious Diseases Dept., Austin Health, PO Box 5555, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, sally.havers@austin.org.au 2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia 3 Department of Medicine, University...
  • October 31, 2018
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Ben S Cooper1,2 1 Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand, ben@tropmedres.ac 2 Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK   This presentation focuses on antimicrobial resistance in South East Asia as it relates to impact on human...
  • October 31, 2018
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Ben S Cooper1,2 1Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand, ben@tropmedres.ac 2Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK   Mathematical and statistical models have become essential tools in planning and evaluating interventions to control the spread of communicable...
  • October 31, 2018
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Paul D.R Johnson1 1Austin Health & University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia.   Programs promoting alcohol based hand hygiene and cleaning of shared items in hospitals, often using waterless products such as alcohol wipes, were pioneered in Australia at Austin...
  • October 31, 2018
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Kelly Sykes1,2, Karin Thursky1,3, Tristan Vasquez1 1Melbourne Health, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia 2Safer Care Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 3Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia   Background: Sepsis is a complex syndrome that is difficult to define, diagnose and treat. Left...
  • October 31, 2018
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Kristie Popkiss1 1St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, PO Box 1254, Midland, WA 6936 Kristie.Popkiss@sjog.org.au   Compliance with AS/NZS 4187:2014 can be challenging, confusing and costly. Executive, Governance and stakeholder engagement is essential to succeed, but where...
  • October 31, 2018
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Miss Deborah Rhodes1,2, Professor Allen C. Cheng1,2 1Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology Unit – Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia 2Monash University, Melbourne, Australia   Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk of Hepatitis B infection if not immune and exposed to blood...
  • October 30, 2018
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Mr Cleopas Zvidzai1 1Brunswick Private Hospital HealtheCare, Brunswick, Australia   Background: Reducing hospital-readmission rates is a clinical and policy priority. Hospital readmissions are widely believed to be an indicator of sub-optimal care and have become a major focus of efforts...
  • October 30, 2018
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Dr Lynette Bowen1, Associate Professor Jed Duff1, Ms Oya Gumuskaya Bradley2 1University Of Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Australia, 2Yeditepe University, Instanbul, Turkey   Surgical conscience is a unique concept that is central to the clinical practice of perioperative nurses. Despite being...
  • October 30, 2018
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Mrs Ruth Barratt1,2 1University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia   Every year respiratory infectious diseases are transmitted within our healthcare facilities, often via infectious healthcare workers. Clinicians as vectors of disease have also been...
  • October 30, 2018
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