Month: July 2019

Mr Chris Edwards1, Mrs Ellie Golling1 1St John Ambulance Western Australia, Belmont, Australia Background: Paramedics from St John Ambulance Western Australia perform over 40,000 peripherally inserted cannulation attempts every year.  Paramedics are expected to use an aseptic technique, where practicable,...
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Ms Alex Hoskins1, Associate Professor Noleen Bennett1, Ms Sandra  Johnson1, Dr Michael Malloy1, Dr Nabeel Imam1, Dr Ann Bull1, Associate Professor Leon Worth1 1Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance (VICNISS) Coordinating Centre, Melbourne, Australia Introduction: To ensure the safety of patients...
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Dr Paul Chadwick1,2, Dr Alex Peel1,2, Mr Gary Thirkell2, Dr Bruno Pichon3 1Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK, 2The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK, 3National Infection Service, Public Health England , London, UK Introduction: Whole genome sequencing (WGS)...
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Miss Yvonne Carter1 1The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom Introduction: Over a two month period, it was noticed that patients transferred from a district hospital to an acute hospital in London were found to be colonised...
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Mrs Elizabeth Orr1, Associate Professor Caroline Marshall1,2, Associate Professor Deborah Williamson1,2,3, Mr Ian Christie1, Mr Sven Denton4 1Melbourne Health, Parkville, Australia, 2University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, 3Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, Parkville, Australia, 4AquaKlar Analytical Services, Thornbury, Australia Introduction:...
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Ms Tanya Somani1, Dr Paul Simpson1,2, Dr Kingsley Agho2, Mr David Morris1, Mrs Kathryn Hipsley1, Dr Liz Thyer2, Mr Damien Bartolo2, Ms Sarah Johnson2, Mr Adam Schrieber2, Mr Giuseppe  Fierravanti2 1NSW Ambulance, Rozelle, Australia, 2Western Sydney University, Parramatta, Australia Introduction:...
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Ms Stephanie J. Curtis1, Associate Professor Leon J Worth1, Associate Professor Rhonda L.  Stuart2, Associate Professor Caroline Marshall3, Professor Paul D.R.  Johnson4, Dr Lucy O.  Attwood4, Dr Andie S.  Lee5, Professor Allen C.  Cheng1, Dr Andrew J. Stewardson1 1Department of...
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Ms Ji Yeon Park1, Dr Holly  Seale1, Dr Jerico Pardosi2 1School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Background: Interventions aimed...
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Dr Andie S. Lee1,2, Elizabeth White3, Jacquelyn Petty3, Dr Rebecca J. Davis1,2, Dr Ken Liu2,4, Dr Alicia G. Beukers1, A/Prof Sebastiaan  van Hal1 1Departments of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 2Sydney Medical School, University of...
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Ms Kathy Dempsey1 1Carer / Parent / CICPE / HAI Program Manager CEC, Sydney, Australia Introduction: In the era of global antimicrobial resistance strategies, antimicrobial stewardship and many many infection prevention and control measures, how does infection control impact on...
  • July 30, 2019
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