A total of seventeen projects were submitted for review for the 2017 Medtronic Infection Control Scholarship Program.

The projects covered a wide range of infection control management, research and  education topics across Australia and New Zealand. Eight projects have been selected for funding. ACIPC thanks Medtronic for their work with the College and support of our members work.

Major Research Project Category:
 An exploration of infection prevention and control services, practice and priorities in Australian residential and aged care facilities  Associate Professor Brett Mitchell, Avondale College of Higher Education, NSW

 Next generation ultra-sound guidance tip confirmation system to expand a nurse led PICC insertion service and improved patient outcomes  Emily Larsen, Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, QLD

 An investigation into nursing students’ knowledge, attitudes and practice of standard precautions Dr
 Stephane Bouchoucha, Deakin University, VIC

 Minor Research Project Category:
 Implementing Ventilator Care Bundle within Australian Tertiary Level ICU - Multiple Methods Study to Determine Feasibility Elyse Ladbrook, Canberra Hospital, ACT

 Utilization of ATP bioluminescence assay in monitoring medical device cleaning process, environment and hand hygiene in CSSD Roel Castillo, CSSD Macquarie University Hospital, NSW

 Best Practice Intravenous Cannulation in the Emergency Department Assoc. Professor Keith Joe, Cabrini Hospital, VIC
 Educational Grant Category:
 Present at International Consortium for Prevention & Infection Control conference in Geneva Mary Wyer, Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, NSW

 Foundations of Infection Prevention & Control – ACIPC  Sarah Bulzomi, Robinvale District Health Services, VIC

Details on the Cardinal Health Infection Control Scholarship 2018 can be found on our Scholarships and Awards Page and more information will be distributed to members shortly.

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