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