As the hospital and medical staff are required to comply with updated versions of standard practices, pragmatic and evidence-based approaches are needed to engage all levels of staff. With the recent emergence of multi-resistant organisms such as Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and Candida auris, effective infection prevention and control practices are more crucial than ever.
The 5th Annual Infection Prevention & Control conference will address how to strengthen communication between clinicians, executives and medical professionals, revisions to the standard 3 requirements, and how to deal with the emergence of multi-resistant organisms.
Key takeaways include
- Learn how to build a database to support staff health needs
- Build collaboration and engage different departments
- Manage MRO’s with transmission based precautions
- Identify gaps in your infection control program
- Analyse the role of surveillance in reducing HAI
- Develop organisational change with clinician engagement & support
Healthcare professionals responsible for:
- Infection Control
- Infectious Disease
- Quality & Risk
- Clinical Governance
Attend to learn:
- Unpack the revised NSQHS standard 3 requirements
- Drive governance for infection prevention & surveillance
- Improve clinician engagement for infection prevention success
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Elizabeth Orr is the Manager of the Infection Prevention Surveillance Service at Melbourne Health. Elizabeth has worked with VICNISS, Hand Hygiene Australia, Austin Health and Monash Health as a Clinical Nurse Consultant. Her interests in Infection Control vary depending on the day and she enjoys spending time outdoors such as diving with great white sharks.
Leisa is currently the National Staff Health Manager for Ramsay Health Care (Australia). She is also the Infection Control Coordinator for 3 of their facilities. She has been working in the area of staff health and infection control for over the last 10 years across the public and private health care industries.
Leisa has a Bachelor of Nursing & Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing (Deakin University), is an Accredited Nurse Immuniser and has worked on a number of State and Australian working parties including ACHS and the Australian Standards. She is currently studying her Masters in Public Health at the University of Tasmania.
Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital
Paul is the current Manager, Infection Prevention Service at Barwon Health based in Geelong Victoria. Paul has worked in the field of Infection Prevention for over 15 years both in Australia and the United Kingdom. During his time in Australia he has worked at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne Health and as a Project Coordinator with Hand Hygiene Australia. In the United Kingdom Paul served in the British Royal Navy as a Nursing Officer and in the distant past within the Submarine Service. Paul has developed a relatively recent interest in the potential for behavioural change and the application to infection prevention compliance amongst healthcare workers.
Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with a strong portfolio of leading brands known for delivering superior performance, design and innovation. We are dedicated to being a global market leader in Healthcare, Hospitality, Foodservice and Property Management.
We strive to always provide our distributors and end-users with innovative, high-quality, cost- effective, and environmentally responsible products. Our “Work Smarter” philosophy is incorporated into all of our products, methods, and programs. From our waste management systems and microfibre cleaning mops, we consistently develop innovative solutions that are best-in-class industry leaders in durability, ergonomics, and sustainability.
In Vitro Technologies
In Vitro Technologies is a Scientific and Medical distribution company specialising in the sale and support of scientific, clinical diagnostic, medical and related products. The company was established in 2002 and is 100% owned by the multi-generational family company JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd was established in 1932 and is the largest privately owned waste and environmental management company in Australia, employing over 1,200 employees throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Whiteley Medical is a leading global innovator of surface disinfectants and detergents in Australia and Internationally. Our comprehensive range of Infection Prevention & Control products suit a wide range of cleaning applications. Our long-term commitment to research and innovation has seen Whiteley Medical recently launch the world’s first dry surface biofilm remover – Surfex®. It’s the result of collaborative research with Western Sydney University and Macquarie University on Dry Surface Biofilms. Biofilms are present in the environment and many pose real risks to the public. For more information on the latest Infection Control Solutions visit the Whiteley Medical stand at the Annual Infection Prevention & Control Conference.
What People Are Saying
“The conference was well organised and provided a broad spectrum of issues associated with Infection Prevention & Control. Topics were based on everyday infection control issues, and how to deal with them given the lack of resources available to most Infection Preventionists.”Clinical Nurse Consultant, Infection Prevention Service, Hunter New England LHD & Infection Prevention & Control Conference Attendee 2017
Date: 25 Mar 2019 By: Ash Natesh
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Date: 24 Feb 2019 By: Ash Natesh
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Date: 5 Feb 2019 By: Ash Natesh
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Date: 28 Jan 2019 By: Ash Natesh
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