From the President

Not quite sure where the year has gone as I’m sure some of our members would agree.

Winter is nearly upon us and I’m sure this means many of you are busily administering your influenza vaccination campaigns, starting to think about winter bed strategies, and preparing to celebrate world hand hygiene day at the beginning of May.

I would like to draw your attention to my recent statement, on behalf of the College on Flu Vaccination -
Click here for message. You may also have picked this up on our Twitter account as well – not familiar with Twitter – click here for some more info – why not join and follow the College?

The College has been busy organising many educational opportunities for members so please take the time to have a look at the upcoming sessions.
 
As many of our members reflect on the sad news of the passing of Judy Forrest who in the mid 90’s established one of the first infection prevention and control consultancy companies, Judy made a significant contribution to infection control in both NSW, Nationally and indeed Internationally.
 
Please take the time to read the message from Dr Cathryn Murphy here who shared the news of Judy’s passing via Infexion Connexion.

Cheers

Belinda

Click here for short video interview with Belinda. 
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Flu Risk - Health Workers must be immunised
 
Health Care workers are being urged to get their flu shots following this week’s launch of the 2015 influenza vaccine.
 
The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) says Australia’s more than half a million health professionals must be at the front line of defence against the spread of flu.
 
Click here for full text

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Healthcare Infection Update   

ACIPC’s Healthcare Infection Journal set to increase scope and readership. All members should have received notification last week from Associate Professor Brett Mitchell, Editor in Chief advising that the journal has been accepted for indexation in Web of Science, the proposed rebrand and transition of the Journal to an improved model and invitation to all members to contribute to this process via an on line survey. Click here for full text of email including survey link.

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ICP Education Oportunities

 Want to know more about Ebola? MERS-Cov? MDR-TB? and be able to do more about the increasing global threats of healthcare-associated infection and communicable diseases? 

Griffith University has the longest running and most successful tertiary infection prevention and control education program across Australasia, delivered for flexible external study. 

Take the next step in specialised knowledge here. 

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