Healthcare Infection: A Time for Change

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Mitchell, B. G. (2015). Healthcare Infection: A time for change [Editorial]. Healthcare Infection, 20(3&4), 81-83. doi: 10.1071/HI15019

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It is with some degree of sadness but much excitement that I write this editorial for the final edition of Healthcare Infection. The Journal commenced in 1995, with an editorial by the then President Alison Pyper. It was years in the planning and involved the culmination of work by many. At this time, the Journal was marketed as a voice for Australian Infection Control Association (AICA) members, a medium for updating knowledge, sharing experiences, uniting members and promoting the association. Many of these themes still run true 20 years later, despite the changes to the Journal that occurred during this time. The first few publications of the Journal included articles on the introduction of a needle-free system for drug administration, extended spectrum Beta-Lactamase at Princess Alexandra Hospital and clinical indicators – many of the issues we still debate now. The Journal evolved over the next few years and in 2008 changed its name to Healthcare Infection and in 2010 was rebranded to reflect the establishment of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC).


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