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Cardinal Health Infection Control Scholarships

Cardinal Health Scholarship

The Cardinal Health Infection Control Scholarships were awarded from 2006 to 2021. The scholarships will not be available from 2022.

The scholarships encouraged Australian and New Zealand healthcare professionals with an interest in infection control to share their successes and innovations and receive support for further work. The scholarships supported critical infection control projects to ultimately enhance patient safety and assist best practice procedures and work place outcomes.The annual scholarships were established in 2006 and 322 applications were received and 91 projects funded. A total of $530,000 was awarded to projects (between $550 and $15,000 per project) in healthcare associated infection surveillance and management, along with support areas including clinical governance, research, training, poster and paper presentations at conferences, and post-graduate education.

2021 Cardinal Health Scholarship Winners

Major research project

Title  Name Institution
Does Length of peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) optimise Antibiotic Delivery: a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to reduce interruptions to intravenous (IV) antibiotic delivery (The LEADER Study) Amanda Corley  Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital 
Research and Practice Priorities for Infection Prevention and Control in Australia Professor Ramon Z. Shaban Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity
Minimum Practice Standards for Infection Control Professionals in Australia Professor Ramon Z. Shaban Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery 

Minor research project

Title Name Institution
Risk of organism acquisition from prior room occupants: A systematic review and meta-analysis Sindi Ford   University of Newcastle 

Educational grants

Title Name Institution
Contributions of the laboratory in preventing the spread of infection Cecilia Li  Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity and Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery 
Becoming the first infection prevention and control credentialled veterinarian in Australia: A One Health trans disciplinary approach to tackle the rise of epidemics within the animal-human interphase  Cristina F Sotomayor-Castillo  Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery & Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity 
Staying sane during a pandemic Kaye Bellis  Alfred Health 
Using education, training and competency-based simulation skills assessments to improve aseptic technique and infection control practices to reduce the rate of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs’) in resident/clients with and without indwelling devices. Wendy Palm Resthaven Incorporated