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2019 Conjoint Conference2019 IPAC Canada Conference

IPAC Canada and IFIC 2019 Conjoint Conference
Date: May 26 - 29, 2019
Event Location: Québec Convention Centre
Headquarter Hotel: Hilton Québec

Oral Presentations

All presentations will be held at the Québec Convention Centre.   

Unless specifically named as a co-author, no reviewers were directly involved in the research or publications cited in any of the abstracts. Reviewers recuse themselves if they have co-authored an abstract.

Monday 27th May, 2019

Concurrent Session 1: Hand Hygiene

Time Title, Author Handouts Available
3 pm - 3:13 pm Electronic Monitoring of Hand Hygiene: Which Factors Should Be Considered when Interpreting the Rates?

Maxime-Antoine Tremblay,* Yves Longtin
Jewish General Hospital
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3:30 pm – 3:43 pm Hand Hygiene Perception and Practices Among Nursing Students in Lagos State.

Afolabi Oyapero,1 Oyejoke Oyapero2
1Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
2Alimosho General Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

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3:45 pm - 3:58 pm Creation of a Tailored Hand Hygiene Program in Community Audiology

Tamalee Andersen*
Alberta Health Services
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Concurrent Session 2: Education

Time Title, Author Handouts Available
3 pm - 3:13 pm Escape Room: Innovative Educational Platform

Melisa Avaness,¹* Natalie Coyle,¹ Emily Stairs,¹ Natasha Salt, Jerome Leis¹
¹Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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3:15 pm - 3:28 pm An Integrated Approach to Hand Hygiene: Engaging Patients and Families

Katherine Perkin, Karen Campbell, Dechen Chhakpa, Alissa Dicion, Jayvee Guerrero, Ronny Leung, Vydia Nankoosingh, Senthuri  Paramalingam, Nelia Pena, Tiberius Stanescu
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3:30 pm - 3:43 pm Coming Soon to a Screen Near You! Prevention of Infection Film Festival

Laura Golloher1 (presented by Margaret Cameron)
1Peterborough Regional Health Centre

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3:34 pm - 3:58 pm Being Prepared: All Hazards Training for High-Consequence Pathogens

Gail Busto,1 Tracey Woznow,1 Pat Bleackley2
1Vancouver Coastal Health
2Yukon Hospital Corporation (formerly Vancouver Coastal)
Issue: Despite regulatory and voluntary accreditation requirements

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Concurrent Session 3: Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms

Time Title, Author Handouts Available
3 pm - 3:13 pm A Hospital's Experience with Preventing Nosocomial Transmission of Carbapanemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae During a Community Outbreak

Katy Short,¹* Alexandra Jude,¹ Anne Brownlee,¹ Benjamin Mack,¹ Elizabeth Brodkin
¹Fraser Health
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3:15 pm - 3:28 pm Surveillance of Antimicrobial-Resistant Organisms and Antibiotic use in Central South Ontario

Camille Achonuer, Bois Marufov*
Public Health Ontario
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3:30 pm - 3:43 pm Reducing Population Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Acquisition Through Hospital-Based Topical Disinfection - An Interrupted Time Series Analysis Approach

Magdalena Wysocka,¹* Melisa Williams,² David Jenkins³
¹Gdansk University of Technology
²University of Leicester
³University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
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3:34 pm - 3:58 pm Surveillance Data Automation - Improving Patient Safety and Productivity of an Infection Control Team

Azra Sharma,* Bruce Nicholson, Bonnie Lantz, Christopher Lowe, Victor Leung
Providence Health Care
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Concurrent Session 4: Quality/Process Improvement

Time Title, Author Handouts Available
3 pm - 3:13 pm Increasing Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement to Improve the Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Ravneet Sandhu*
Alberta Health Services
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3:15 pm – 3:28 pm A Cheap, Fast, Adaptable and User-Friendly Way of Motivating Healthcare Workers to Improve Basic Infection Control Measures Using Quick Scans and Quality Marks

Diana van Netten, Juliëtte Severin, Margreet Vos
Erasmus MC

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3:30 pm - 3:43 pm Infection Preventing and Control Additional Precautions Signage in a Digital World Ensures Accuracy and Efficiency!

Joan Osbourne Townsend, Seema Boodoosingh, Lillan Kariko,
Abraham Charummoottil,
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3:45 pm - 3:58 pm Patient, Family and visitor Hand Hygiene Knowledge and Practices

Lisa Krueckl,* Zerlyn Lee, Joanna Lo, Eva Luan, Lisa Jacques, Jocelyn Srigley
Provincial Health Services Authority of BC, BC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre
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Tuesday 28th May, 2019

Concurrent Session 1: Quality/Process Improvement

Time Title, Author Handouts Available
3 pm - 3:13 pm Using Multimethod Simulation Modelling for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning in Intensive Care Unit

Stanko Grabljevec
,¹* Tatjana Mrvic,¹ Barbara Grabljevec Kranjc,¹ Andrej Skraba²
¹University Medical Centre Ljubljana
²University of Maribor
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3:15 pm - 3:28 pm Beyond Ebola: Managing VHF in and Acute Care Setting

Brigette Boaretto
, Jaklin Mehrabian, Catherine Harlton-Strezov, Cathy Wood, Rachael Welch, Tanya Stipetic
Southlake Regional Health Centre
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3:30 pm – 3:43 pm Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance Using Electronic Monitoring

Constance Cutler
Chicago Infection Control, Inc.

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3:45 pm - 3:58 pm Removing Contact Precautions for VRE Patients in an Endemically Colonized Renal Medicine/Transplant Patient Population

Craig Pearce,* Debbie Meilleur, John Conly
Alberta Health Services
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Concurrent Session 2: Outbreaks

Time Title, Author Handouts Available
3 pm - 3:13 pm Outbreak Cost Analysis: The Development of a Tracking Mechanism to Calculate the Financial Impact of Unit-Based Outbreaks in an Acute Care Facility

Benjamin Rogers,* Florentina Belu,¹ Cameron Thomas,¹ Mark Downing,¹
Michael Rotstein,¹
¹St. Joseph’s Health Centre
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3:15 pm - 3:28 pm See the Forest for the Trees - An Outbreak Tracking Pilot Project

Sibina Fisher
,* Yvette Gable, Nicole Henderson, A. Uma Chandran
Alberta Health Services
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3:30 pm – 3:43 pm Challenges in Outbreak Management of Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms

Dechen Chhakpa, Senthuri Paramalingam, Vydia Nankoosingh, Jayvee Guerrero
Scarborough Health Network

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3:45 pm - 3:58 pm The Plight of Shared Patient Care Equipment - Getting More Than You Bargained For

Sharon Connell, Leanne Harding
Ross Memorial Hospital

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Concurrent Session 3: Surveillance Rates

Time Title, Author Handouts Available
3 pm - 3:13 pm Preventing Surgical Site Infections - Impact of Blood Blucose Monitoring (BGM) in the Cardiac Surgery Population

Connie Patterson,
Jill Pancer, Charles Frenette, Sara Meltzer
MUHC-Royal Victoria Hospital
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3:15 pm – 3:28 pm Admission for Conditions Sensitive to Primary Care: Is there an Association with the Acquisition of Infection Related to Healthcare?

Thais Guimarâes
,¹ Maria Clara Padoveze²*
¹Instituto Central HC – FMUSP
²School of Nursing University of São Paulo
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3:45 pm - 3:58 pm A Journey to Chase CLABSI Reduction: An Achievable Goal

Ma. Leni B. Garcia, RN, PG DipIC, MSIC, CIC, FAFIC
Head of Hospital Infection Control, Heart Hospital, Doha, Qatar
Cherlyn Simbulan-Martinez,1 Emad El Magboul,2 Fadia Ali,1 Ezeddin Alataresh1
1
Hamad Medical Corporation – Heart Hospital
2Hamad Medical Corporation

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Concurrent Session 4: Immunization

Time Title, Author Handouts Available
3 pm - 3:13 pm Catch-Up Immunization Program for Active Healthcare Workers - What happens to those who slipped between the cracks?

Davidelle Eunsol Kim
,* Alanna De Fry, Maja McGuire
North York General Hospital
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3:15 pm - 3:28 pm What takes Priority? The Act of Immunization of its Documentation? When "Just Because" Impedes Quality Improvement

Alanna Nicole De Fry
, Davidelle Eunsol Kim, Maja McGuire
North York General Hospital
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3:30 pm - 3:43 pm Healthcare Worker Immunization in Ontario Acute Care Settings

Caitlin Johnson
, Kathryn Suh,¹* Maureen Cividino,² Kevin Schwartz,² Gary Garber,² Natasha S. Crowcroft²
¹The Ottawa Hospital
²Public Health Ontario
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3:45 pm – 3:48 pm Increased Effort Required to Decline Influenza Vaccinations Leads to Higher Employee Vaccination Rates

Heidi Poole

Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin, MN
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