Wednesday May 17, 2023

Surveillance and Antimicrobial Stewardship in long-term care facilities

In this episode Phil talks to A/Prof Noleen Bennett* about the state of surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship and what her research has discovered in this area. Noleen also tells about an exciting project she is leading called NISPAC, a streamlined infection and antimicrobial use surveillance system for Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities.

*Associate Professor Noleen Bennett. Infection Control Consultant, Victorian Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance Coordinating Centre and the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship.


Further information:


  3. An evaluation of influenza, pneumococcal and herpes zoster vaccination coverage in Australian aged care residents, 2018 to 2022

  4. Infection prevention quality indicators in aged care: ready for a national approach

  5. Skin and soft tissue infections and current antimicrobial prescribing practices in Australian aged care residents

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