Health care organisations have a legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for staff, patients and visitors. Infection Prevention Australia can assist with the implementation and coordination of an infection prevention and control program in your organisation that complies with the respective State/Territory and/or national accreditation requirements.
The Medical, Marketing and Media Awards for 2016 were held last week and a TV commercial about whooping cough took home the gold! Big Bad Cough was about a grandmother who transforms into a big bad wolf drives home the point that grandparents can unwittingly transmit whooping cough to an infant grandchild.more
In May, Lord Jim O’Neill published his final AMR report, which emphasized 10 key areas for urgent action and improvement. Elsewhere, there was a major development in Gram-negative resistance last November with the first description of plasmid-mediated resistance to colistin.more
Medibank, Australia’s largest private hospital insurer has agreements in place with more than 120 leading private hospitals to cover any additional costs that result from certain types of hospital complication or associated re-admissions where there is good evidence that these types of complication could be reduced or avoided.more
Results of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance surveillance program of 2014 for Enterobacteriacae isolated from blood stream infections are presented. Low but growing rates of extended-spectrum ß-lactamases are now being observed, and carbapenemase-producing strains, although rare, are now being observed.more