5th Annual
Adapting to meet new expectations of Standard 3
Conference Date
Tuesday 9th April 2019
CQ Functions Melbourne
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Practical insights to strengthen infection prevention & control
This conference is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 7 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.
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
Who will attend?
Healthcare professionals responsible for:
  • Infection Control
  • Infectious Disease
  • Quality & Risk
  • Pharmacy
  • Sterilisation
  • Nursing
  • Clinical Governance
  • Antimicrobial

Attend to learn:

  • Unpack the revised NSQHS standard 3 requirements
  • Drive governance for infection prevention & surveillance
  • Improve clinician engagement for infection prevention success
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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


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.”

    Trish Karbowiak
    Clinical Nurse Consultant, Infection Prevention Service, Hunter New England LHD & Infection Prevention & Control Conference Attendee 2017


  • Date: 25 Mar 2019  By: Ash Natesh

    Employee engagement in the healthcare space can be improved through education, providing the necessary equipment for hand hygiene facilities and by addressing any behavioural challenges that may affect hand hygiene compliance. Employers have various tools that they can use to help minimise business disruption, protect employee health and limit any negative impact on the community. …

  • Date: 24 Feb 2019  By: Ash Natesh

    Eastern Health: Eastern Health has a total of 1,456 beds and services a community of 774,000 people located across 2,800 square kilometres. The health services department has 7 hospitals with 3 emergency departments with over 40 sites across 21 locations. Eastern Health also has over 8,500 staff and cater to just over 1.33 million episodes …

  • Date: 5 Feb 2019  By: Ash Natesh

    AMS programs contain a range of strategies to reduce unnecessary antimicrobial use and promote the use of appropriate antimicrobials in line with prescribing guidelines. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is a systematic approach by a health service organisation to: Promote and optimise appropriate antimicrobial use, and improve patient outcomes Reduce and contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Reduce healthcare …

  • 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: …

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