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Infection Controlla August 2018

Infection Controlla August The latest catch up with Regions' news.

Infection Controlla May 2018

Catch up with what everyone is up to in this May issue! 

Post Graduate study in Infection Prevention and Control

PG Certificate, Diploma and Master of Applied Professional Studies - IPC, is the only NZQA approved PG suite of programmes for the IPC specialty in New Zealand. This programme of learning meets the requirements for Health Workforce New Zealand funding. Apply now for Feb 2018 0800864646 Toi-Ohomai Institurte of Technology.

Infection Controlla December 2017

The latest edition is now available. Enjoy!

WHO consultation PPE for Ebola

For attention of all members, consultation about Ebola and PPE. Click here.

Infection Controlla August 2017

The latest edition of the Infection Controlla newsletter is now available. Enjoy!

Infection Controlla May 2017 edition

Click below for latest May 2017 edition of Infection Controlla College newsletter.

Global Hand Hygiene Day

The College Committee wishes all colleagues in infection prevention and control a happy Global Hand Hygiene Day (May 5th) and hopes that this special day kicks off new ventures and energies in the constant promotion of excellence in hand hygiene!

Australasian Infection Prevention and Control Conference Australia 2017

www.acipcconference.com.au/    ACIPC 2017

Infection Controlla Newsletter March 2017

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Uk Infection Prevention Society Conference September 2017

The UK Infection Prevention SOciety Conference in Manchester Central September 18th - 20th 2017 www.ips.uk.net/education-events/annual-conf2017-home-page 

WHO list of antibiotic resistant bacteria Feb 2017

Latest Update. Click here for WHO publication.

IPCN College Conference October 2017

Upcoming flu season to be aware of A (H3N2) strain. Queensland experience

Click here for the article.

Travel and Education Scholarship Applications for 2017

The Travel and Education Scholarship applications for members will now be offered twice a year. This is to accommodate for applications that may arise in the later part of a calendar year. The annual budgeted funding amount remains the same. The closing dates for 2017 applications are 28th April and 25th August 2017.

World AIDS Day 2016

www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm

South Island Regional Study Day is FULL

Registrations have now closed for this event.

APSIC Conference 2017 Dates

APSIC conference dates have been announced, click here  for more information. 12-15th February 2017 in Thailand.

The Australian Infection Prevention and Control 2016 Conference

 Click here for a link to the conference website.

WHO Global Hand Hygiene Day May 5th 2016

The theme this year focuses on 'safe surgical hands'. Check out the WHO resources to help you make this day a success in raising awareness about hand hygiene and safe surgical hands. The New Zealand IPCN College supports this global event and wishes you all the very best in all your efforts and achievements in keeping hand hygiene at the ... >>

HCW handsize impacts bacterial load and ABHR effectiveness

Healthcare professionals may need to consider the size of their hands when it comes to using ABHR, to ensure adequate coverage by the product. Research by Bellisomo-Rodrigues et al (2015) found that bacterial reduction was significantly lower for large hands compared with small hands, which suggests that volume dosing of product needs to be considered when assessing effectiveness of ... >>

Ebola Virus Update

Human-to-human transmission directly linked to the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was declared to have ended in Sierra Leone on 7 November 2015. The country then entered a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance to ensure the rapid detection of any further cases that might arise as a result a missed transmission chain, reintroduction from an animal ... >>

Zika virus Update 2

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel alert (Level 2-Practice Enhanced Precautions) for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This alert follows reports in Brazil of ... >>

Zika Virus Update

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne infection believed to cause microcephaly in infants born to infected mothers. Zika infection usually produces nonspecific influenza-like symptoms in pregnant women, with the associated birth defects becoming apparent only 9 months later. The first USA reported case in Harris County, in the state of Texas, USA, is providing concerns about the management of mosquito control. ... >>

Antibiotic Stewardship and MDRO prevention strategies in NZ

The NZ media reports, in recent context of cross colonisation of multiple drug resistant Acinetobacter beaumanii in two ICU patients at an Auckland based DHB hospital, that a national effort to combat the growing incidence of MDROs amongst patients in hospitals is urgently required. National surveillance efforts and national confinement and containment strategies are likely to be reviewed with urgency ... >>

Universal flu vaccine development Update

Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute and the Crucell Vaccine Institute have now designed a protein fragment called mini-HA (haemagglutinin) that stimulates the production of antibodies against a variety of influenza viruses. By no means is it a universal flu vaccine yet. Human trials still need to be performed and also more pandemic strains need to be included in the ... >>

MEDTRONIC Infection Control Scholarships

Applications are now open for the MEDTRONIC 2016 Infection Control Scholarship. Go to the ACIPC website to download the form. Go to: http://www.acipc.org.au/Professional-Development/Scholarships

Infection Controlla Newsletter Issue 89 June 2016

Issue 89 June 2016 Infection Controlla newsletter is now available. Please click here.

SHEA publishes new guidelines for precautions for visitors to patients with MDRO and infectious diseases

New guidelines from SHEA address the issue of precautions required by visitors to patients with MRSA, VRE, other MDRO and other infectious diseases in healthcare facilities. The guidelines suggest that visitor precautions should only be implemented by hospitals if they can be realistically enforced and regularly evaluated for compliance. Infection Prevention & Control Teams can use these guidelines to develop local ... >>

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Republic of Korea

A joint mission in the Republic of Korea between the WHO and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare is to be conducted in response to the recent outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Korea. Based on current data and WHO’s risk assessment, there is no evidence to suggest sustained human-to-human transmission in communities and no ... >>

Infection Controlla SPRING 2015 edition

The SPRING 2015 edition is now available for members to read.

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