Upcoming Events

December 13th, 2018

Topic: Through the eyes of the patient – how infection or MRO impact their world (from a real consumer). 

Our last event for the year and an opportunity to celebrate what we have achieved as ICPs and also plan for the future.

Meeting Time: 5.30 – 8.00 pm

Venue: Level 8 Lecture Theatre, Royal Adelaide Hospital

This is a free event but registration is essential! 

Past SA SIG Events

October 18th 2018

October 18th, 2018

Topic: Safety and Quality Improvement Projects; exploring methods used by Infection Control Link Nurses and the potential application for your own site

Meeting Time: 5.30 – 8.00 pm

Venue: Level 8 Lecture Theatre RAH

April 12th 2018

April 12th, 2018

Topic: How do genetic materials from humans, and animals and the environment change or alter where we live, or how we care for our patients/consumers/residents?

The April 12 2018  SA SIG educational evening was presented by Christine Claighen BSc  (Biotech), Dip Of Science (BCT).

Thank you to GOJO Australia for sponsoring this speaker.

August 16th 2018

16 August 2018 

Topic: New Builds, Renovations – The Highs and the Pitfalls for the ICP

Meeting Time: 5.30-8.00pm

Venue: Level 8 Lecture Theatres RAH 

5.30-6.20 meet and greet food and drinks and networking /trade

6.30-7.00pm Linda Jarrett– St Andrews Build

Infection Control Coordinator

St Andrew's Hospital

7.00-7.30pm Michael Scerri – new RAH Build

Program Manager, Modifications

Acting Hard Facility Manager/ Senior Contract Manager

Royal Adelaide Hospital

7.30-8.00pm Angela Lee/Marija Juraja – CALHN and community building and renovation

Angele Lee

Nurse Consultant, Infection Prevention and Control Unit, CALHN

Marija Juraja

Nurse Unit Manager, Infection Prevention and Control Unit, CALHN

8.00-8.30pm questions and close
March 22nd 2018

March 22nd, 2018

Topic: Turning technology-related evidence into optimal protocols for IV line maintenance

Meeting Time: 5.30 pm 

Venue: Royal Adelaide Hospital level 8 Lecture Theatre 

This presentation reviewed new evidence-based data and its integration into protocols intended to improve patient care and reduce the cost of infusion therapy.

Speaker: Nadine Nakazawa RS, RN, OCN, VA-BC- Vascular Access Specialist.

Nadine has been practicing in the field of Vascular Access for over 30 years. Her experience includes working in and instructing on topics related to maintenance care and complication management of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), and other vascular access devices (VAD), lecturing locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.  She has published numerous articles, and her work for AVA (Association for Vascular Access) has included being a member of the Professional Advisory Council, Director-at-large, and Education Committee member and is currently a member of the of the editorial board for JAVA (Journal of the Assn for Vascular Access).

Thank you to BD (Alex Shanahan) for providing us with an interesting speaker Nadine Nakazawa, who spoke on the innovation and history of needless devices. 

View the Presentation: Turning technology-related evidence into optimal protocols for IV line maintenance. Nadine Nakazawa RS, RN, OCN, VA-BC- Vascular Access Specialist.
June 21st 2018

June 21 2018

Topic: Accreditation: Standard 3 version 2 & Residential Aged Care Standards

What is the difference with the update to Standard 3?

Are you familiar with Residential Aged Care Standards?

What does this all mean for ICP? Is there more emphasis on the consumer and what do we need to know?

Download Presentations: 

Accreditation and Standard Three

Aged Care Accreditation Standards


Samantha Butenko (RN, GCNS Inf Ctrl, Dip Mgt, CICP-E, MClinSc.)  Infection Control Nurse Advisor, Infection Control Service, Communicable Disease Control Branch, Public Health & Clinical Systems, SA Health

Standard 3 Version 2

Samantha Butenko is the Infection Control Nurse Advisor, working within the Infection Control Service at SA Health, South Australia and is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years’ experience. She holds post graduate qualifications in Infection Prevention and Control and has specialised in this area over the last 20 years. Her experience and expertise spans public, private and community practice. Sam has particular interests in partnering with consumers, having recently undertaken research in this area as part of her completion of a Master of Clinical Science. Sam also has specialist knowledge in the areas of device safety and blood stream infection prevention, hand hygiene, multi resistant organisms, infection prevention methodology and quality improvement, clinical leadership, teaching and strategic planning. Sam participates and holds a number of positions on hospital and state working Parties/committees, is an expert Credentialled Infection Control Professional and member of the Australian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC).

Christine Hunt

Residential aged care standards

Christine has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. She has Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Infection Control and a Masters in Clinical Science. She has previously has been a Credentialed Infection Control Practitioner. Since 2008 she has worked in the Aged Care Sector in South Australia with Eldercare Incorporated. In her current role as Risk, Quality and Compliance Manager she oversees Clinical and Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Workplace Health & Safety, Quality and Accreditation programs and coordinates the Infection Control Program across 11 residential aged care facilities.

Are you an ACIPC Member based in South Australia?

Would you like to join the SA Special Interest Group?

Please email admin@acipc.org.au and we will add you to the group!