Month: September 2019

A/Professor Owen Robinson1,2,3,4 1Royal Perth Hospital 2Fiona Stanley Hospital 3PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA 4Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences Murdoch University Over the past 60 years, antibiotics have revolutionised medicine and together with...
  • September 30, 2019
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Ros Franklin1 1Amalgamate Accreditation in the dental setting has two streams: public versus private.  For public dental clinics, accreditation is compulsory, while private practices have the choice to become accredited.  Regardless of which dental stream, the accreditation process remains the...
  • September 25, 2019
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David Speers1, Helen Cadwallader2 1Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, WA, 6009, david.speers@health.wa.gov.au 2Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, WA, 6009, helen.cadwallader@health.wa.gov.au   Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections are associated with poorer patient outcomes but the relative benefits and...
  • September 25, 2019
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A/Professor Phil Russo1 1Monash University, Victoria Background Healthcare associated infection (HAI) point prevalent surveys (PPS) are regularly undertaken in many European countries.  In Australia, only one HAI PPS has been undertaken in 1984. The objective of this study was to...
  • September 22, 2019
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Christopher Blyth1,2,3   1Perth Children’s Hospital, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, WA 6009, christopher.blyth@uwa.edu.au 2School of Medicine and Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, 6009 3PathWest Laboratory Medicine, WA, Nedlands, WA 6009   Perth Children’s Hospital opened in June...
  • September 16, 2019
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Dr. Mark Garvey1 1Consultant Clinical Scientist, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, University Hospitals Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust, Mark.Garvey@uhb.nhs.uk   Background: Contamination of the inanimate environment around patients constitutes an important reservoir of MRSA. Here we describe the effect...
  • September 13, 2019
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Jocelyne M Basseal1 PhD 1Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, Suite 501, 11 Help Street, Chatswood NSW 2067 j.basseal@asum.com.au   In early 2017, the joint ASUM/ACIPC Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducers were published. As the first collaborative project between both...
  • September 12, 2019
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Norelle Sherry1,2, Jason Kwong1,2, Claire Gorrie1, Benjamin Howden1,2 and M. Lindsay Grayson2 1Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) Public Health Laboratory, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity, 792 Elizabeth St, Melbourne...
  • September 11, 2019
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Bowen AC1, May P2, Tong S, Currie B3, Andrews R3, Prince S3, Couzos S3, Schofield L3, Carapetis JR3   Background and aim: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in remote communities of Australia have the unenviable position as world...
  • September 4, 2019
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Libby Oakes1 1Bethesda Health Care, PO Box 45, Claremont WA 6910 Managing an Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) program as a single Infection Control professional (ICP) in an organisation is challenging and rewarding. Whilst acknowledging the catch cry “Infection prevention...
  • September 4, 2019
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