Day 1 - Wednesday 17th September, 2014
8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
9:10
Developing a preventative framework
  • Effective Internal audit strategies
  • Implementing effective risk assessments
  • Measuring recommendations post audit

Examining current infection control policy
9:50
Exploring the future of NSQHS Standard 3
  • Promoting quality assurance and improvement
  • Measuring outcomes
  • Examining the evidence
10:30
Morning tea
11:00
Aaxis Pacific company overview

11:10
Examining the cost-effectiveness of the national hand hygiene initiative
  • What did it cost?
  • How many infections were prevented?
  • Where to go next?

11:50
How to implement a cost effective framework to fight infection?
  • What strategies can be adopted?



Governance & accountability
12:30
Implementing effective governance & management systems
  • Promoting executive responsibility and commitment to risk management
  • Developing control programs to decrease infection

1:10
Networking lunch
2:10
Addressing infection control clinician capacity
  • The role of the ICP in Standard 3
  • Professional development and credentialing

2:50
Afternoon tea
3:20
Surviving National Standard 3: challenges & solutions from an LHD perspective
  • Systems used to prepare for survey
  • What worked and what didn’t during survey
  • What we will do differently next time

Consumer engagement
4:00
Partnering with patients, carers & consumers
  • Implementing a supportive framework
  • Reviewing and evaluating processes

Managing antimicrobial stewardship
4:40
The growth of antimicrobial stewardship
  • The role of the pharmacist
  • Where we have come from and where we are heading

5:20
Close of day one

 

Day 2 - Thursday 18th September, 2014
8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:10
Building a sustainable stewardship program
  • Understanding processes
  • Strategies to avoid overuse
  • Utilising data

Progressive data & surveillance management
9:50
Standardised surveillance for staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection
  • The advantages and disadvantages of current system
  • Reporting outcomes

10:30
Morning tea
11:00
Progressive ways to manage antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) data electronically
  • Point-of-care guidelines/decision support for e-Prescribing
  • One-click policy-conformant order sentences
  • Real-time utilisation of e-prescribing data
  • AMS approval tool for mobile devices

Improving waste management
11:40
Implementing an alternative clinical waste program
  • Staff engagement
  • Encouraging behavioural change
  • Measuring effectiveness

12:20
Networking lunch
Strengthening sterilisation & aseptic technique
1:20
Building awareness through education & training
  • Identifying high risk patients and groups
  • Utilising resources
  • Evaluating competency of all staff at all levels

2:00
A brave new world with zero HCA-SAB
  • Developing a standardised approach to blood stream infection
  • Surveillance
  • Measuring KPI’s

2:40
Afternoon tea
Strengthening staff health
3:50
Implementing effective immunisation programs
  • Tools to support staff
  • Education and training to sustain continued programs
  • Measuring outcomes

4:30
Close of conference

 

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