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Tasmanian Acute Public Hospitals Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance Report 26 - Annual Report 2014-2015

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Publication Date

2015

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Wells, A., Wilson, F., McGregor, A., & Mitchell, B. (2015). Tasmanian Acute Public Hospitals Healthcare Associated Infection Report No 26 – Annual Report 2014- 2015. Hobart: Department of Health and Human Services.

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This report provides an overview of the Tasmanian acute public hospitals healthcare associated infection surveillance. This report contains the following findings:

-The rate of healthcare associated staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) remains low

-There has been a small decrease in the number of community associated SAB during 2014-15

-The number and rate of both 'hospital identified Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and healthcare associated-healthcare facility onset (HCA-HCF) are lower in 2014-15 compared to 2013-14.

-The number of new isolates of VRE have increased over the first two months of 2015.

-There remains room for improvement in the judicious use of antibiotics, in line with best practice, in some Tasmanian acute care settings.

-All hospitals have a hand hygiene compliance rate above the National Benchmark of 70 per cent.

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