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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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Ms Julie Flynn1 1Griffith University, Nathan, Australia   The importance of decontaminating needleless connectors prior to accessing central venous access devices is highlighted by clinical practice guidelines. However, the standard  decontamination product/solution  is still lacking. A 70% alcohol wipe is...
  • October 30, 2018
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Lisa Hall1, Jan Gralton2, on behalf of the ACSQHC CDI Community of Practice 1School of Public Health, University of Queensland, 288 Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006; l.hall3@uq.edu.au 2Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Healthcare   To maintain low rates...
  • October 17, 2018
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Andrew J Stewardson1 1Department of Infectious Diseases, Alfred Health and Central Clinical School, Monash University   In this session, we will review a selection of infection prevention papers published over the last 12 months that should change the way that...
  • October 17, 2018
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Philip Russo1 1Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research – Alfred Health Partnership, Deakin University.   Standard 3 of the National Safety and Quality Health Services standards require that hospitals have healthcare associated infection (HAI) surveillance systems in place. The...
  • October 17, 2018
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Nicole M White1 1Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Av Kelvin Grove, Qld, 4059, nm.white@qut.edu.au   Infection control studies collect data from a variety of sources and study designs, from retrospective case-control or ‘quasi-experimental’...
  • October 17, 2018
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