Click here for presentations from the 2013 Conference
- A World Without AntiBiotics
- Appointment of Consumer Representative to ExecutiveCouncil
- Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District – Traffic Light Guide
- MTAA and Alliance for Sharps Safety and needlestick prevention
- Annual Report and AGM Documents
- Invitation to participate in research project - link to Research Tab
- Jobs Board - New Posting
SA SIG - Journal Club
The inaugural SA Journal Club will be held at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Queen Victoria Lecture Theatre , Level 2 Gilbert Building on Thursday 10th December - 7.30 - 9.00 am.
Victorian SIG Journal Club
The next meeting of the Victorian SIG Journal Club will be hled on Friday13th December at the AMREP Centre at the Alfred Hospital bewteen 8.00 and 9.30 am.
Tasmanian SIG Meeting
The final meeting for the year will be held on Thursday 5th December at Campbell Town Health and Community Service Center commencing at 10 am and finishing at 3.00pm Lunch will be provided.Guest speaker - Professor Ramon Shaban.
Antibiotic Awareness Week - 18th - 24th November 2013
- Preserve the Miracle (Dr John D'Arcy outlines what we all can do to be an antibiotic resistance fighter),
- Antibiotics — why most people don't need them (by Dr Nick Carr) and
- The 'miracle' of antibiotics & the difficulties of treating without them (Dr Rowley Richards talks about when antibiotics were first used in Australia & the difficulties of treatment in a World War 2 POW camp when they were not available)
Effective Hand Hygiene is the single most important strategy in preventing health care associated infections.
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Two college members have been recognised with awards recently.
Nominations from qualified members of the College are being sought to fill a number of vacancies on the following existing and newly formulated Standing Committees of the College – Education, Research, Members Services, Communication and Governance
Joining a College committee gives you a chance to influence discussions and also to network with people that you may not have the opportunity to meet in your everyday work.
Click here for Nomination forms.______________________________________________________________________________________
'Anti Microbial Stewardship Course
The first course filled up very quickly so if you are interested in attending our next course (TBC) please join the waitlist and we will be in touch in the New Year
To register your interest on the waitlist please email the Secretariat on firstname.lastname@example.org and put AMS Waitlist in the message line.
This course has been developed in collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is designed for nurses, infection control practitioners and healthcare workers interested or tasked with antimicrobial stewardship.
The one day course includes sessions on microbiology, pharmacology, essential components of an AS program, how to get started, the role of the ICP and auditing.
Click here for information brochure and program for the November 2013 Workshop. This should be used as a guide only to future workshops as content and program is subject to review.
Sanofi Pasteur has announced the 2013 VaxiGrants.
"How Hospital Associated Infections Can Impact on a Person's Life and Family" Produced by The Victorian Infection Control Professionals Association (VICPA).
In this short video Glen's family share their experience and the impact that acquiring a hospital associated infection has had on their lives". Glenys Harrington, VICPA Video Project Team Coordinator.
View the video HERE