5th Annual
Adapting to meet new expectations of Standard 3
Conference Date
Tuesday 9th April 2019
Location
CQ Functions Melbourne
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Day 1 - Tuesday 9th April, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Leisa Bridges
Staff Health Manager
Ramsay Health
Examining governance & accountability
8:40
KEYNOTE: Quality & safety in delivering positive patient experiences
  • Strategically build collaboration and engagement
  • Strengthen communication between clinicians, executives and medical professionals
  • Develop organisational change with clinician engagement, effective leadership & support
Shannon Wight
Executive Director ASPPPA
Eastern Health
9:20
CASE STUDY: Managing the MERs outbreak in Saudi Arabia & building a database to support staff health needs
  • How to implement a risk management approach
  • Identifying gaps in your infection control program
  • Working with the Ministry of Health during the MERs outbreak in Saudi Arabia
Leisa Bridges
Staff Health Manager
Ramsay Health
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in 2 minute bursts, to exchange  business cards and set up conversations

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
CASE STUDY: Choice architecture in infection prevention
  • Redesigning transmission-based precautions at a large regional health service
  • Using concepts of ‘Choice Architecture’ from the field of behavioural economics in a novel application to infection prevention practice
  • Deliberately designing hospital spaces and procedures to nudge staff into improved infection prevention compliance
Paul Simpson
Manager Infection Prevention Service
Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital
Exploring current infection control policies
11:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Unpacking the revised NSQHS Standard 3 requirements
  • Develop and strengthen existing governance arrangements
  • Unpack compliance with policies, procedures & protocols
  • Strategies to engage staff and utilise skills in infection control
Elizabeth Orr
Infection Control Consultant
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Sue Atkins
Regional Infection Control Advisor
Department of Health & Human Services
Misha Devchand
Infectious Diseases Antimicrobial Pharmacist
Austin Health
12:20
Networking lunch
1:20
CASE STUDY: Candida Auris search & destroy
  • Identification, isolation and precautions required in an identified C. auris case
  • Screening and contact tracing required
  • Notification and guidelines – where to from here
Elizabeth Orr
Infection Control Consultant
Royal Melbourne Hospital
2:00
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • “The Importance Of High Touch Point Cleaning In Healthcare” by Rubbermaid Commercial Products
  • “How to build staff capability & preparing for the accreditation” by Paul Simpson
  • “Managing medical resources & medical equipment sterilisation” by Leisa Bridges
Managing antimicrobial stewardship, MRO’s & biofilm
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
3:30
Engaging nursing staff in Antimicrobial Stewardship
  •  Key targets for Antimicrobial Stewardship programs
  • Antimicrobial stewardship for nurses
  • Future roles for nurses in Antimicrobial Stewardship
Misha Devchand
Infectious Diseases Antimicrobial Pharmacist
Austin Health
4:00
CASE STUDY: Implementing systems for the safe & appropriate prescribing & use of antimicrobials
  • How to execute an AMS program in a private hospital setting
  • Prescribing antibiotics informed by AMS to improve prescribing practices in your organisation
  • How to utilise limited resources to maximise the impact of an AMS program
  • Strategies to shape prescriber culture with AMS
Jeannine Loh
Antimicrobial Steward Pharmacist
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne
4:40
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of conference
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Key Speakers

Shannon Wight
Executive Director ASPPPA
Eastern Health
Elizabeth Orr
Infection Control Consultant
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Leisa Bridges
Staff Health Manager
Ramsay Health
Paul Simpson
Manager Infection Prevention Service
Barwon Health, Geelong Hospital