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
Professor David Plunkett
Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Health
8:40
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
Paul Griffin
Director of Infectious Diseases
Mater Health Services
Sue Atkins
Regional Infection Control Consultant
Department of Health & Human Services
12:20
Networking lunch
1:20
CASE STUDY: Approaches to the detection, investigation & management of patients with Candida Auris, CPE & other emerging MRO’s
  • Applying multiple strategies to facilitate the prevention of MRO’s, including hand hygiene, PPE, effective cleaning and AMS programs
  • Managing MRO’s with transmission-based precautions, to ensure the best outcomes for patients and hospitals
  • The future of MRO’s – what can we do to prevent increased bacterial resistance to antibiotics?
Paul Griffin
Director of Infectious Diseases
Mater Health Services
2:00
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • Preparing for accreditation
  • How to build staff capability
  • Medical equipment sterilisation
  • Managing medical resources
  • Antimicrobial stewardship for nurses
Misha Devchand
Infectious Diseases Antimicrobial Pharmacist
Austin Health
Managing antimicrobial stewardship, MRO’s & biofilm
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
3:30
Dry surface biofilm as a persistent source of pathogens in hospitals: decontamination & infection control
  • How biofilm can be transferred to the hands and other surfaces to play a role in HAI
  • Effective disinfectants against dry surface biofilm: to what extent they remove biofilm
  • How biological soil hampers proper hospital surface cleaning and how much the current cleaning procedure is effective against biofilm bacteria
Dr Durdana Chowdhury
Research Assistant
Macquarie University
4:20
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
4:50
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of conference
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Key Speakers

Professor David Plunkett
Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Health
Elizabeth Orr
Infection Control Consultant
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Leisa Bridges
Staff Health Manager
Ramsay Health
Paul Griffin
Director of Infectious Diseases
Mater Health Services