Clinical Services > Infection Control

Antimicrobial use in aged care: the need for action

29 October, 2019 by John Turnidge*

The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Australian aged-care homes, combined with high levels of inappropriate antibiotic use, support the need for increased action both in activities to improve antimicrobial stewardship and in infection prevention and control.

Safe from superbugs

25 October, 2019 by Jacqui Jones

Science, defence and pharmaceutical organisations are partnering in the war on superbugs.

A hand in infection control

22 October, 2019 by Alan Stocker*

Automated systems can help minimise cross-contamination in hospitals and aged-care facilities.

Leading role for nurses in antimicrobial stewardship

21 October, 2019 by Fiona Gotterson

Reflecting on nurses' leadership role in antimicrobial stewardship: what does it look like, how does it work?

Investing in hospital cleaning for infection prevention

18 October, 2019 by Dr Nicole White*, Alison Farrington** and Professor Brett Mitchell***

Environmental cleaning plays an important role in preventing healthcare-associated infections and, in turn, delivers cost savings for hospitals.

Measles and the modern age: the rise of vaccine-preventable diseases

10 October, 2019 by Dr Cristina Sotomayor-Castillo*, Jeremy Malik** and Professor Ramon Z Shaban***

Despite decades of dedicated work, vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise.

Hygiena ATP rapid hygiene testing systems

01 October, 2019

ATP testing systems from Hygiena provide the ability to validate cleaning within seconds by measuring ATP residue.

Antibiotic resistant organisms a growing problem worldwide

20 September, 2019 by Glenys Harrington, Consultant, Infection Control, Diversey

Antimicrobial resistant organisms are a common cause of infections in healthcare facilities. Such infections are difficult to treat and are associated with poorer outcomes for patients and increased costs.

ACIPC 2019 coming to Perth

17 September, 2019

A pre-eminent conference for infection prevention and control professionals in Australia, ACIPC 2019 is coming to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17–20 November.

Chlorine dioxide: a better disinfection solution

17 September, 2019

Chlorine dioxide's chemistry makes it ideal for use in healthcare, where fast, effective and simple disinfection is paramount.

Partnership will fund new research into preventing healthcare-associated infections

10 September, 2019

The University of Newcastle has partnered with GAMA Healthcare to help fund new research into preventing and controlling infections in health and care settings.

Locating the source of recurring UTIs

05 September, 2019

A research team has successfully located the source of recurring urinary tract infections in a female patient — a breakthrough that could lead to more effective treatments.

Why can't we seem to say goodbye to poor hand hygiene

03 September, 2019

Handwashing is good practice and we know it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infections within healthcare settings. So why is hand hygiene compliance still an issue?

Reducing the risk of surgical site infections in Australia

11 July, 2019 by Dr Charles E Edmiston, Jr*

The 2019 edition of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare provide an opportunity to reduce SSIs.

Drug-resistant bacteria found on hospital insects

10 July, 2019

More than 50% of bacteria recovered from flying insects in a group of English hospitals has been found to be resistant to one or more antibiotics.

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