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
- KEYNOTE: Quality & safety in delivering positive patient experiences
- CASE STUDY: Approaches to the detection, investigation & management of patients with Candida Auris, CPE & other emerging MRO’s
- Dry surface biofilm as a persistent source of pathogens in hospitals: decontamination & infection control
- CASE STUDY: Implementing systems for the safe & appropriate prescribing & use of antimicrobials
David is the Chief Executive at Eastern Health where he provides executive leadership to the acute programs of Emergency and General Medicine, Specialty Medicine, Surgery and Women and Children with services provided from five acute hospitals. He is responsible for the provision of Professional leadership to around 4000 nurses & midwives across all care settings including the nursing and midwifery research and learning strategies.
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Elizabeth has worked at Monash Health, Austin Health, Hand Hygiene Australia and VICNISS as the Victorian Hand Hygiene Coordinator. Her interests include improving patient safety through evidence based practice and quality improvement programs. Elizabeth has a Master of Public Health and Postgraduate Certificates in Emergency Nursing and Infection Control.
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.
Mater Health Services
An Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist Dr Paul Griffin was appointed as the Director of Infectious Diseases at Mater Health Services in 2013. In addition Dr Griffin continues appointments as Principle Investigator at Q-Pharm, as visiting scientist at Mater Medical Research Institute and Queensland Institute of Medical Research, and also as Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
Dr Paul Griffin’s primary research interests include clinical trials in the field of infectious diseases including malaria human challenge and transmission blocking studies, and the molecular detection of gametocytes as well as the detection of antibiotic resistance particularly VRE by mass spectrometry in the clinical microbiology laboratory.lei
Endotherapeutics is an Australian distributor of specialist medical devices. We are committed to successfully registering new medical products in Australia and New Zealand, marketing the portfolio with a team of highly trained product specialists, and driving the adoption of minimally or less invasive innovative medical technologies. Endotherapeutics prides itself on the high level of customer service and clinical support provided to the healthcare specialist.
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: 5 Feb 2019 By: Ash Natesh
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Date: 28 Jan 2019 By: Ash Natesh
Susan Jain RN, who is now the Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Nurse Consultant at Prince of Wales hospital, highlighted the impacts of HAI and MDRO on the hospital and the importance of hand hygiene at the 4th annual infection prevention and control conference 2017. Below are Susan’s Findings: HAI’s and its impacts: …
Date: 20 Dec 2018 By: Ash Natesh
It is generally accepted that all health care professionals require evidence on which to base their practice. The question nevertheless remains: how can professionals, and nurses, in particular, gain access to all the evidence without the help of additional resources? One of the most valuable ways of gaining knowledge is not just by hearing from …
Date: 20 Dec 2018 By: Ash Natesh
Only in recent years have we discovered that dry surface biofilms are the culprit of pathogens. Dry surface biofilms are commonplace in hospitals. A recent study conducted by D.Chowdhury et. al illustrates clearly that bacteria can be easily transferred from dry surface biofilms to the hands of healthcare workers and have an important role in …
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