Improving infection control & sterilisation procedures
Conference Date
21st & 22nd June 2017
Location
CQ Functions, Melbourne
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Book by 05/05/17

Overview

“Healthcare associated infections are the most common complication affecting patients in hospitals”, states Standard 3 Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections.

This national two day conference will provide practical evidence based strategies to engage your workforce and reduce the spread of acute healthcare associated infections.

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This conference is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard

  • 14 CPD points across the two day conference

The 'Infection Prevention & Control' conference will address:

  • How to sterilise & reprocess medical equipment to meet AS 4187
  • How to improve clinician engagement to drive infection prevention success
  • How to embed antimicrobial stewardship into practice
  • How to improve your auditing processes to meet Standard 3
Who will attend?
  • Healthcare professionals responsible for:
  • Infection Control
  • Infectious Disease
  • Sterilisation
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy

Attend to learn:

  • Unpacking AS 4187 & developing sterilisation processes

  • Learn from evidence based antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) practices

  • Evaluate & source innovative technology solutions

  • Two days of networking & knowledge sharing

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Key Speakers

Kate-Clezy-GS-Criterion
Dr Kate Clezy
Director, Infectious Disease
Prince of Wales Hospital
Marija-Juraja-GS-Criterion
Marija Juraja
Clinical Service Coordinator CICP
Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Andrew-Mahony-GS-Criterion
Dr Andrew Mahony
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Austin Health
Leanne-Houston-GS-Criterion
Leanne Houston
Associate Director, Infection Prevention & Control Service
Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health

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What People Are Saying

  • “Thank you Criterion for facilitating another great event. Great combination of speakers and topics covered.”

    Ruth Ryburn
    Infection Control Coordinator, Delmar Private Hospital
  • “An exceptional interactive opportunity to learn from the experience of other infection control practitioners – better than most conferences on infection control!”

    Professor Mary-Louise McLaws
    School of Public Health & Community Medicine, UNSW
  • “Wonderful conference content, great speakers, the most successful networking opportunities of all the conferences I’ve attended!!!”

    Leasa Giles
    Infection Control CNC, Charlestown Private Hospital
  • “I would have to say that it has been the best seminar I have attended on Preventing and Controlling Infection in healthcare. The speakers were obviously extremely passionate and knowledgeable about their subjects. Motivating to see such passion to learn and continuously improve.”

    Patricia Armstrong
    Operating Theatre Manager, Kawana Private Hospital
  • “Criterion Conferences” hit the mark” with conferences they organise…”

    David Butler
    Principal Oral Health Advisor, Dental Health Services Victoria
  • “One of the best conferences I have attended – the program and the participants connected in a real and positive way.”

    Julie Gallard
    Nurse Manager, NSW Health
  • “The information given over the last 2 days has helped me in my role as Quality Risk and Infection Control Officer and I know I will be able to take this information back and help us towards accreditation.”

    Jeanette Garland
    Quality Risk & Infection Control Officer, Mater Health Services North Queensland
  • “A must for all Health care professionals new to Infection Prevention and Control.”

    Patricia Goggin
    CNS Infection Prevention and Control, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • “I had not expected a conference on infection control to be as engaging and interesting as this one. All the presenters were well organised and presented information that was applicable to my area of work.”

    Sean Fitz-Gerald
    St John of God Health Care, Past attendee at Preventing & Controlling Infection
  • “This was an interesting and worthwhile conference, with great networking opportunities and practical lessons that can be applied to the workplace”

    Fiona De Sousa
    Sydney Adventist Hospital, Previous attendee at Preventing & Controlling Infection

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