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With around 200,000* healthcare associated infections in Australian acute healthcare facilities each year, prevention and control of infection is a top priority for hospital and healthcare facilities.
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Author: Christine Claighen, Regulatory and Scientific Manager, GOJO Australasia
There are around 200,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Australian acute healthcare facilities each year. This makes HAIs the most common complication affecting patients in hospital. As well as causing unnecessary pain and suffering for patients and their families, these adverse events prolong hospital stays and are costly to the health system.1
The inaugural Wounds Australia Conference will be held from 9-12 November 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The 2016 theme, ‘State of Play’, will not only acknowledge the major achievements impacting clinical practice in wound management, but will explore the state of play in current wound management, research and clinical application. Delegates will see a strong focus on collaboration between disciplines, the translation of research into clinical practice and fantastic networking opportunities.
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There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating a direct correlation between patient outcomes and the implementation of infection prevention and control programs led and staffed by infection control professionals who hold professional certification or credentialling and have a combination of comprehensive experience and formal training.
Anyone managing a chronic wound will know that some wounds take longer to heal than expected, and one reason for this may be the presence of biofilm bacteria, which prolongs the inflammatory response and thus prolongs healing.1 Biofilms present several practical problems: they are not visible to the naked eye, swab results are unhelpful, and because the bacteria are protected by an extracellular matrix antibiotics and antiseptics are generally unhelpful in removing them.
Wounds provide an ideal environment for bacterial growth and are readily colonised by microorganisms of indigenous, human origin and in many cases by environmental contaminants. Bacteria attach to a coating known as the extracellular matrix, a mesh of proteins that encompasses the cells of the wound bed. Once attached, bacteria proliferate to form micro-colonies, secreting a thick polysaccharide layer that protects against environmental challenges such as the host immune system or antimicrobial treatments. Micro-colonies eventually develop into a biofilm, which is a dynamic microbial community comprised of diverse bacterial species.
A novel 3D modelling and printing technique has been used to create a prosthetic jaw for the first time. Shirley Anderson, an Indiana resident, was diagnosed with cancer on his tongue almost 18 years ago.
A measles alert has been issued for the greater Brisbane region, as well as Melbourne and Shepparton in Victoria after an infected woman visited those cities and stayed in the area for several days. This follows four measles cases that were diagnosed in Sydney in April.