National HAI PPS Update – July 2019

On behalf of the research team I am delighted to inform you that data analysis from the CHAINS project has now been completed.

We have recently submitted a manuscript for publication and look forward to sharing the primary outcomes with you, hopefully in the near future.

In April this year, I was fortunate to present some preliminary data at the 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Interestingly, I received many comments from Europeans who couldn’t believe that regular HAI point prevalent surveys are not undertaken in Australia.

I was also recently invited by Safer Care Victoria to present some data to the Infection Control Clinical Network 2019 forum.  We are in the process of planning similar updates to all jurisdictions over the next few months. I will also be presenting some findings to the Healthcare Infection Advisory Committee of the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care later this year.

Another important part of our dissemination strategy is to provide each participating hospital with a report that will allow them to compare their own data with other (de-identified) participating sites. This report is due later in the year.

We are looking forward to providing you with more detailed updates soon.

Phil

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