Month: November 2019

Dr Meredith Hodge1 1PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, QEII Medical Centre, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009     Infection Control Practitioners may find navigating the water microbiology requirements in the 2019 Amendment 2 difficult.  Environmental microbiology is not usually specifically taught,...
  • November 16, 2019
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Jonathan Chambers1, Christopher Heath2, John Dyer3 1PathWest, Fiona Stanley Hospital (currently WDP) 2PathWest, Fiona Stanley Hospital 3ID Dept, Fional Stanley Hospital   Candida auris has emerged across the globe. It is the first transmissible healthcare associated multidrug resistant yeast that...
  • November 15, 2019
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Kylie Robb1 1Australian Dental Association NSW Background Determining what the key Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) risks are for a practitioner through evidence based performance data allows for high impact, high value education and targeted resource development to ultimately protect...
  • November 14, 2019
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Worth LJ1, Imam N1, Tempone S2, Armstrong PK2, McCann R2, Johnson S1, Richards MJ1 1Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance System (VICNICC) Coordinating Centre, Doherty Institute, 792 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000. E: leon.worth@mh.org.au    2Western Australia Department of Health, Perth,...
  • November 11, 2019
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Kristie Popkiss1 1St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, 1 Clayton Street, Midland WA 6056   Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices is a key component of the NSQHS Standard 3, however it can be a minefield for most...
  • November 10, 2019
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Marin L Schweizer PhD1,2 1Department of Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, marin-schweizer@uiowa.edu 2Center for Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation, Iowa City VA Health Care System, 601 Hwy 6 W, Iowa City, IA, USA 52246  ...
  • November 10, 2019
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Clinical Associate Professor Susan M Benson1,2 1PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, J Block, Hospital Avenue, NEDLANDS WA 6009, susan.benson@health.wa.gov.au 2University of Western Australia   Accurate microbiological diagnosis of infection is a critical component of antimicrobial stewardship but is easily overlooked in...
  • November 7, 2019
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Norman Davies1 1Juniper, P.O Box 810, Balcatta, Western Australia, 6914, norman.davies@juniper.org.au   Older adults living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) are generally more susceptible to infections due to a number of factors including age related immunosenescence, comorbidities and shared...
  • November 7, 2019
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Mike Daube1 1Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. M.daube@Curtin.edu.au   This presentation will outline some of the key lessons learned from the public health arena in terms of identifying and achieving advocacy objectives. It will...
  • November 7, 2019
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Luci Rodda1 1Aegis Aged Care, Burswood, Western Australia, luci.rodda@aegiscare.com.au This workshop presentation aims to discuss how the changing climate of aged care in Australia is influencing aged care providers’ approach to safety and quality care delivery, within the scope of...
  • November 6, 2019
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