“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.
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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
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