Month: November 2020

Ms Kristin Hui Xian Tan1, Mr Jake Benowitz2, Dr Yan Ma1 1Becton Dickinson Holdings Pte Ltd, , Singapore 2Becton, Dickinson and Company, United States Introduction Around 70% of hospitalised patients require vascular access devices (VADs) during hospitalisation to facilitate the...
  • November 6, 2020
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Ms Gemma Mallin1, Mr Ezra Njuguna1, Mr  Andrew  Bridgeman Mrs Belinda Andrews2, Dr Matthew Horton1, Dr Sheen Peeceeyen1, Dr Con Manganas1, Dr Gary Fermanis1, Ms Rachel Stocker1, Mr Rajram Shrestha1, Mr Hala  Klobuchar1, Ms Sarka Hartmannova2, Dr Jeffrey Post2, Dr Hugh ...
  • November 6, 2020
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Ms Irene Barron1, Ms Lisa Turner1, Ms Kelly Krieg1, Mr Johan de Coning1, Ms Rosemary Woolley1, Mr Stephen Bennett1, Mr Damian Arlidge1, Dr Daryl Kroschel1, Ms Katherine Threadgate1, Ms Paulina May1, Ms Kelly Parkinson1, Ms Anna Barker1 1Silver Chain Group,...
  • November 6, 2020
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Mrs Sarah Thomas1 1GOLDCOAST HEALTH, Southport, Australia Situation: – I was working alone in my hospital early this year which is part of the bigger teaching hospital where the wider infection control team is based. Back then the facility I...
  • November 6, 2020
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Mrs Kaye Bellis1 1Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia We started life as a “normal “functioning Infection Prevention department. Bang Covid hit. We were the special ones, separated and banished to the Harry Potter cupboard. Life was the same, same but different,...
  • November 6, 2020
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Ms Gemma Mallin1 1St George Public Hospital Imagine for a moment a group of mothers with newborn babies potentially infected with COVID-19! These anecdotes chart the trials and tribulations of contacting these highly anxious mothers and the importance of providing...
  • November 6, 2020
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Miss Melanie Grigg1 1Ecosafe International, Southport, Australia Navigating the AS/NZS4187 requirements has left many health service organisations (HSOs) in anguish as they grapple with implementing actions towards achieving compliance. As with any task, the only way to succeed is to...
  • November 5, 2020
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Mr Shannon Duggan1 1Reynard Health Supples, Artarmon, Australia The importance of environmental and surface cleaning has never been more relevant given the global pandemic that has been delivered in the form of Covid-19. The presentation will discuss what has changed...
  • November 5, 2020
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Elizabeth Smith1, Kaye Ervin2, Dr. Ka Chun Tse1, Carol  Reid2 1NCN Health, , Australia 2University of Melbourne, , Australia Introduction: World wide antimicrobial resistance is increasing, and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) interventions aimed at increasing compliance with optimal antimicrobial prescribing are...
  • November 5, 2020
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Mr Modhar Al Miqdadi1, Dr Stephane Bouchoucha2, Mrs Oraib Almegdadi, Dr James Lucas2, Professor Marilyn Cruickshank1 1University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, Australia 2Deakin University, Geelong, Australia Background: Previous overseas studies demonstrated news media can play a role in disseminating...
  • November 5, 2020
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