“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.
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
- Healthcare professionals responsible for:
- Infection Control
- Infectious Disease
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
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
- The Wesley Hospital’s story of Legionnaires disease from unconscious incompetence to conscious competence
- How to prepare & manage redevelopment works to reduce hygiene issues
- Developing & implementing an electronic systems to drive AMS
- Reducing the use of gloves & developing handwashing protocols for your staff
Prince of Wales Hospital
Kate Clezy is an infectious diseases specialist and currently has three roles. She is Director of Infectious Diseases at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, Sydney, she also works as Consultant to Infection Prevention and Control for the Clinical Governance Unit, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and for the last three years is Clinical Advisor to the HAI program at the Clinical Excellence Commission.
Kate has had a long standing interest in Infection Prevention and Control in particular in how to engage other staff in the process as well as how to ensure IPC sits firmly within the patient safety program. She also has been key (along with the AMS pharmacist) in the implementation of an Antimicrobial Stewardship program at the POWH in collaboration with the SESLHD, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. At the CEC she works in a number of areas, but has most recently been key in managing the NSW response to the Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak in partnership with the NSW Ministry of Health.
Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Marija has previously held the position of President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC), including state and national appointments to the Healthcare Associated Infection & Implementation Advisory Committee at the Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Health Care and Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Infection Control Node Expert Reference Group. She currently is co-Chair of ACIPC Conference Committee and a contributing member of ACIPC Policy Committee.
Marija also works in the position of Clinical Service Coordinator for Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Infection Prevention and Control Unit. She holds an adjunct teaching position at The University of South Australia.
She has published and co-authored several articles and guidelines and presented at both national and international conferences.
Andrew Mahony is an Infectious Diseases physician at Austin Health, Melbourne, with primary responsibility for antimicrobial stewardship along with a team of pharmacists. He has a specific interest in the epidemiology and management of vancomycin-resistant enterococci, with ongoing PhD studies at the University of Melbourne, which has included research into the effectiveness of bleach cleaning and monitoring of environmental contamination. He is also the lead physician for the Austin’s intravenous cannulation accreditation program introduced in 2013 that has been associated with a significant reduction in nosocomial Staph aureus bloodstream infection. The Austin has a longstanding antimicrobial stewardship program that has been embedded into its electronic prescribing system over the past five years, which will be the subject of his presentation.
Box Hill Hospital, Eastern Health
Leanne Houston is the Associate Director Infection Prevention and Control at Eastern Health. Eastern Health provides a range of acute, sub-acute, mental health, residential care and ambulatory community health services from more than 25 sites across 2,800 square kilometres making it the largest geographical catchment area of any metropolitan health service in Victoria. She has been employed in this role since May 2010 and prior to this worked as an Infection Control Practitioner at Alfred Health for 10 years.
Diamond Sponsor: Rubbermaid Commercial Products
Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with a strong portfolio of leading brands known for delivering superior performance, design and innovation. We are dedicated to being a global market leader in each market we serve including Healthcare, Hospitality, Foodservice and Property Management.
We earn and maintain this leadership position through our commitment to research and development, industry partnerships, customer relationships, and dedicated employees.
We strive to always provide our distributors and end-user customers with innovative, high-quality, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible products.
Our “Work Smarter” philosophy is incorporated into all of our products, methods, and programs. From our waste management systems and microfibre cleaning mops to our washroom hygiene solutions, we consistently develop innovative solutions that are best-in-class industry leaders in durability, ergonomics, and sustainability.
From the product design phase and manufacturing to bringing products to market, we work hand-in-hand with our customers to develop award-winning solutions that fit their needs. We are committed to developing smart solutions and support that helps our customers meet industry standards, increase efficiency, improve safety, and save money.
Platinum Sponsor: Aaxis Pacific
Aaxis Pacific Healthcare is the sales, marketing and distribution arm of AAXIS.
We are internationally recognized as a provider of high quality healthcare products. The company owns, maintains and represents an extensive range of quality brands supporting diverse markets in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Pacific Islands.
Since our establishment in 1988 we have continued to develop, grow and support the healthcare marketplace through innovative product development, company acquisitions, strategic partnerships, distributor agreements and government contracts.
AAXIS has established manufacturing facilities in Australia and overseas, including the Sage sterile procedure and instrument pack manufacturing sites.
This ensures Aaxis Pacific Healthcare delivers quality products into the healthcare consumables market through:
- Business Development – HealthCare Products & Global Market development
- Research & Development – HealthCare products innovation and market R&D
- Manufacturing – Healthcare Products
Aaxis Pacific’s Healthcare core provider areas are:
- Public Hospitals & Private Hospitals
- Nursing Homes
- Pharmacy & Retail Chain store
- First Aid & Industrial Safety Supplies
- General Practice & Private Day SurgeriesAged Care
Aaxis Pacific is an AS/NZS ISO 9001/2008 accredited enterprise. All AAXIS products are TGA registered and where required, products have CE certification, Medsafe and/or FDA registration.
Tristel is a UK-based manufacturer of infection prevention and contamination control products. Utilising patented chlorine dioxide formulations, Tristel has developed products that are ‘Better, Safer, Faster and Smarter’, reaching sporicidal efficacy in short contact times, with superior OH&S and usage profiles. The Tristel Trio50 Wipes System has been available in Australia since 2011; now it’s time to see the other products available for instrument, surface and environmental use. Why disinfect when you can Tristel?
Ocean Health Systems (“Ocean”) is uniquely led by clinicians, building products underpinned by a secure standard’s based platform that guarantees strong and continuous development of innovative, interoperable solutions. This unique proactive approach, allows for a Preventative, Predictive and Controlled approach to surveillance, enhancing communication to enable your healthcare team to achieve excellence in healthcare management.
The Multiprac Infection Control and Staff Health solutions, are built upon our OceanEHR platform and is much more than simply, the right data, at the right place and at the right time! In partnership with government, healthcare providers, vendors, organisations and consumers, Ocean applies a ‘smart data‘ approach to building clinical systems that transform the direct delivery of healthcare, enabling a safe and accurate exchange of health data, by supporting aggregation and analysis of big data, and allowing implementation of sophisticated clinical decision support workflows. The pathway to predictive care and improved patient engagement outcomes is enhanced by smart data driven decisions, at the point of care, supplemented with the integration of ad-hoc reporting and dash-boards.
Multiprac Infection Control and Multiprac Staff Health (“Multiprac”) provides continuous, automated surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI’s), and renders this data to assist in identifying adverse trends, informing improvement initiatives and assessing effectiveness of interventions. Multiprac includes a standards-compliant Longitudinal Patient Health Record, which enables both a patient-centric view and an activity view across multiple patients. Integration with existing digital solutions such as Patient Administration systems, Human Resource Systems (including CRM), Pathology and Theatre has transformed the approach to infection control strategies, while integration into the My Health Record (myHR) allows organisations to extend their real-time surveillance and reporting measures.
With all these integrations, Multiprac is already the choice for many organisations, now even more-so with enhanced 3rd party reporting and dash-boarding tool integration, allowing for extensive ad-hoc reporting capabilities.
Critical Science Solutions
Critical Scientific Solutions are delighted to be Participating in their First Infection Prevention and Control Conference Melbourne 2017.
Critical Scientific Solutions will be show casing Revox Sterilizing Solutions by Cantel Medical.
“Revox Sterilization Solutions provides expert guidance and services to meet the most ambitious project objectives related to terminal sterilization; from increasing manufacturing efficiency to achieving optimal sterilization outcomes for complex or delicate devices or materials”.
Critical Scientific Solutions look forward to meeting all delegates, and welcome the opportunity to discuss all their sterilization needs.
Keith Wilson – ANZ Sales Manager
What People Are Saying
“Thank you Criterion for facilitating another great event. Great combination of speakers and topics covered.”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!”School of Public Health & Community Medicine, UNSW
“Wonderful conference content, great speakers, the most successful networking opportunities of all the conferences I’ve attended!!!”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.”Operating Theatre Manager, Kawana Private Hospital
“Criterion Conferences” hit the mark” with conferences they organise…”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.”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.”Quality Risk & Infection Control Officer, Mater Health Services North Queensland
“A must for all Health care professionals new to Infection Prevention and Control.”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.”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”Sydney Adventist Hospital, Previous attendee at Preventing & Controlling Infection