Defining an optimal infection control model

This project, led by Dr Lisa Hall, along with Dr Brett Mitchell (Avondale College of Higher Education), aims to describe infection control programs in Australian public and private hospitals and to establish national recommendations for health services on the required organisational support, staffing and skills.

This study has three main components

1.       A survey of infection control professionals – regardless of where they work.

2.       A survey of Australian infection control units 

3.      A workshop

These three components will enable use to describe current ICP and hospital infection control unit demographics, roles, resources, governance arrangements and barriers to evidence based practice across Australia. Ultimately, the project will aim to make recommendations for health services on the required organisational support, staffing, skills and expertise.

 

Defining an optimal infection control model
Mitchell BG, MacBeth D, Halton K, Gardner A, Hall L. Resourcing hospital infection prevention and control units in Australia: A discussion paper. Infection, Disease and Health. 2017, 22 83-88.
http://www.idhjournal.com.au/article/S2468-0451(16)30267-X/pdf

Status
Completed

Collaborators
Dr Lisa Hall