Mary-Louise McLaws

Summary

Affiliation: The University of New South Wales
Location: Sydney, Australia
Publications:
4. McLaws ML, Gralton J. Unmasking the evidence about masks. Medical Journal of Australia (Editorial) 2011; 194 (5):222-223.
5. Seale H, McLaws ML, Crimms J, CR Macintrye. University communication strategies during a pandemic: was the message received? J Public Health Manag Pract 2011: 17: (1) E29-32.
6. Gralton J, Tovey E, McLaws ML, Rawlinson WD. The Role of Particle Size in Aerosolised Virus Transmission: A Review. J Infect 2011;62: 1-13.
7. Gralton J, McLaws ML. Using evidence-based medicine to protect healthcare workers from pandemic influenza: Is it possible? Crit Care Med 2011: 39 (1):170-8.
8. Seale H, Heywood AE, McLaws ML, Ward KF, Lowbridge CP, Van D, MacIntyre CR. Why do I need it? I am not at risk! Public Perceptions towards the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 Apr 19;10:99.
9. s Marjadi B, McLaws ML. Hand Hygiene in rural Indonesia: Barriers beyond sinks, hand rubs and in-service training. J Hosp Infect 2010; 76 (3): 256-260.
10. Van D, McLaws ML, Crimmins J, MacIntyre CR, Seale H. University life and pandemic influenza: Attitudes and intended behaviour of staff and students towards pandemic (H1N1) 2009. BMC Public Health 2010 Mar 14;10:130.
11. Wakefield J, McLaws ML, Whitby M, Patton L, Blake S. Patient Safety Culture: Factors that influence clinician involvement in patient safety behaviour. Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2010 Aug 19 (6): 585-91.
12. Marjadi B, McLaws ML. Rural Indonesian Healthcare Workers? Constructs of Infection Prevention and Control Practices. Am J Infect Control 2010;38:399-403.
13. Gralton J, McLaws ML. Protecting healthcare workers from pandemic influenza: N95 or surgical masks? Critical Care Medicine Feb 2010;38(2):657-67.
14. Pantle AC, Fitzpatrick KR, McLaws ML, Hughes CF. A statewide approach to systematizing hand hygiene behaviour in hospitals Clean Hands Save Lives Part I. Med J Aust 2009; 191:S8-S12.
15. Fitzpatrick KR, Pantle AC, McLaws ML, Hughes CF. Culture change for hand hygiene: Clean Hands Save Lives Part II. Med J Aust 2009; 191: S13-S17.
16. McLaws ML, Pantle AC, Fitzpatrick KR, Hughes CF. Improvements in Hand hygiene across NSW Public Hospitals: Clean Hands Save Lives Part III. Med J Aust 2009; 191: S18-S25.
17. McLaws ML, Pantle AC, Fitzpatrick KR, Hughes CF. More than hand hygiene is needed to affect Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical indicator rates: Clean Hands Save Lives Part IV. Med J Aust 2009; 19: S26-S31.
18. Askarian M, Khazaeipour Z, McLaws ML. Influenza vaccination uptake among students and clinical staff of a university in Iran. Int J Infect Dis 2009; 13 (4):476-82.
19. Bannan A, Buono E, McLaws ML, Gottlieb T. A survey of medical staff attitudes to an antibiotic approval and stewardship programme. Intern Med J 2009; 39: 662?668.
20. Shiao JSC, McLaws ML, Lin M-S, Guo YL, Jagger J, Chen C-J. Chinese EPINet and recall rates for percutaneous injuries: An epidemic proportion of underreporting in the Taiwan healthcare system. J Occup Health. 2009;51(2):132-6.
21. Coombs GW, Nimmo GR, Pearson JC, Christiansen KJ, Bell JM, Collignon PJ, McLaws ML. Prevalence of MRSA strains among Staphylococcus aureus isolated from outpatients, 2006: Report from the Australian Group for Antimicrobial Resistance. Commun Dis Intell. 2009 Mar;33(1):10-20.
22. Marjadi B, Susilo AP, McLaws ML. Hepatitis B-related Policies: Inconsistent patient safety in Indonesian hospitals. Am J Infect Control 2009;37(6):520-1.
23. Seale H, McLaws ML, Heywood AE, Ward KF, Lowbridge CP, Van D, Gralton J, MacIntyre CR. The community?s attitude towards swine flu and pandemic influenza. Med J Aust 2009; 191(5): 267-9.
24. Jacques T Harrison G, McLaws ML. Attitudes towards and evaluation of medical emergency teams: a survey of trainees in intensive care medicine. Anesthesia Intensive Care 2008 January; (1) 36: 90-95. [3 citations]
25. Whitby M, McLaws ML, Slater K. Needlestick Injures in a major teaching hospital: the worthwhile effect of hospital-wide replacement of conventional hollow-bore needles. Am J Infect Control 2008;36 (3):180-186. [
26. Begely K, McLaws ML, Ross MW, Gold J. Adherence behavior of patients on long term protease inhibitor therapy: insight for the treating clinician. Clinical Psychologist 2008;12(1):9?17.
27. Hirst LW, Pascual C, Madden P, Whitby M, McLaws ML. The potential effect of excluding variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on the eye donor pool in Australia. Cornea 2008 Aug;27(7):773-5.
28. Nimmo GR, Fong J, Paterson DL, McLaws ML. Changing epidemiology of MRSA in Queensland, Australia, 2000 ? 2006: utility of passive surveillance of susceptibility phenotypes. J Hosp Infect 2008; 70:305-313.
29. Whitby, M, McLaws, M, & Slater, K. In response to fine points about safety syringes and level of risk. Am J Infect Control 2008, [letter] 36, pp. 502 - 503.
30. Whitby M, McLaws ML, Slater K, Tong E, Johnson B. Three successful interventions in healthcare workers that improve compliance with hand hygiene: Is sustained replication possible? Am J Infect Control 2008 Jun; 36(5):349-55.
31. Askarian M, Shaghaghian S, McLaws ML. Needlestick and sharp injuries among nurses of Fars Province, Iran. Annals of Epidemiology 2007; 17:988-992.
32. Nguyen V T-T, McLaws ML, Dore GJ. Highly endemic hepatitis B infection in rural Viet Nam. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2007; 22 (12): 2093-2100.
33. Nguyen V, McLaws ML, Dore GJ. The Prevalence and Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Infection in Rural North Vietnam. Hepatology International May 2007;1:387?393.
34. Jeremijenko A, McLaws ML, Kosasih H. A Tsunami Related Tetanus Epidemic in Aceh, Indonesia. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 2007; 19:40-44.
35. Liang W, McLaws ML, Liu M, Mi J, Chan KYD. Hindsight: reanalysis of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in Beijing. Public Health 2007 Oct;121(10):725-33.
36. Edmiston N, Chuah J, McLaws ML. Contact tracing in a regional sexual health clinic: audit outcomes and implications for sexually transmissible infection control. Aust N Z J Public Health 2007 Dec;31(6):576-80.
37. Slater K, Whitby M, McLaws ML. Prevention of Needlestick Injuries: the need for strategic marketing to address healthcare worker misperceptions. Am J Infect Control 2007 Oct; 35 (8):560-2.
38. Whitby M, McLaws ML, Doidge S, Collopy B. Post discharge Surgical Site Surveillance: Does patient education improve reliability of diagnosis? J Hosp Infect 2007 Jul;66(3):237-42.
39. Nimmo GR, Pearson JC, Collignon PJ, Christiansen KJ, Coombs GW, Bell JM, McLaws ML. Prevalence of MRSA among Staphylococcus aureus isolated from hospital inpatients, 2005: report from the Australian Group for Antimicrobial Resistance. Commun Dis Intell 2007 Sep;3 1(3):288-96.
40. Bahal A, Karamchandani D, Fraise A, McLaws ML. Hand Hygiene compliance: universally better post-contact than pre-contact in healthcare workers in the UK and Australia. British Journal of Infection Control 2007 (February); 8 (1): 24-28.
41. Askarian M, McLaws ML, Meylan M. Knowledge, attitude and practices related to standard precautions of surgeons and physicians in University Affiliated Hospitals of Shiraz, Iran. International J Infectious Diseases 2007; 11 (3); 213-219.
42. Whitby M, McLaws ML. Hand hygiene: the behaviour is the solution. J Hosp Infect 2007 (letter) Nov;67(3):291.
43. Whitby M, McLaws ML. Methodological difficulties in hand hygiene research. J Hosp Infect 2007 [letter] Oct; 67(2):194-5.
44. Whitby M, McLaws ML. Reply to Widmer (re Whitby M, McLaws M, Ross M. Why health care workers don?t wash their hands: a behavioral explanation. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006;27:484-492.). Infect Control Epidemiol 2007 [letter]; 28 (1):107-108.
45. Jacques T, Harrison GA, Mclaws ML, Kilborn G. Signs of Critical Conditions and Emergency Responses (Soccer): A Model for Predicting Adverse Events in the Inpatient Setting. Resuscitation 2006; 69 (2):175-183. .
46. Harrison GA, Jacques T, McLaws ML, Kilborn G. Combination of early signs of critical illness to predict in-hospital death ? the SOCCER Study (Signs of Critical Conditions and Emergency Responses). Resuscitation 2006; 71 (3):327-334.
47. Whitby M, McLaws ML, Ross MW. Why healthcare workers don?t wash their hands: a behavioural explanation. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006; 27: 484-492.
48. Whitby M, McLaws ML. Efficacy of an alcohol/chlorhexidine hand hygiene program in a hospital with high rates of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. Med J Aust 2006 [letter]; 184 (5): 253-254.
49. Graves N, Halton K, Curtis M, Doidge S, Lairson D, McLaws ML, Whitby M. Costs of surgical site infections that first appear after discharge from hospital. Emerg Infect Dis 2006; 12 (5): 831-834.
50. Sharp C A, McLaws ML. Estimating the risk of pressure ulcer development: is it truly evidence based? International J Wound Care 2006; 3: 344-353.
51. Askarian M, Malekmakan L, McLaws ML, Zare N, Patterson M. Prevalence of Needlestick Injuries among Medical Students at a University in Iran. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006; 27 (1): 99-100.
52. Askarian M, Mirzaei K, McLaws M-L. Attitudes and infection control practices of Iranian Dentists associated with HIV- infected patients. Am J Infect Control 2006; 34 (8): 530-533.
53. Askarian M, Shiraly R, Aramesh K, McLaws ML. Knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding contact precautions among Iranian physicians. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006;27 (8):868-872.
54. Whitby M, Pessoa-Silva CL, McLaws ML, Allegranzi B, Sax H, Larson E, Seto WH, Donaldson L, Pittet D. Behavioural considerations for hand hygiene practices: the basic building blocks. J Hosp Infect 2006; 65(1):1-8.
55. Nimmo GR, Coombs GW, Pearson JC, Christiansen K, Turnidge J, Gosbell I, Collignon P, McLaws ML on behalf of the Australia Group for Antimicrobial Resistance. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Australian community: an evolving epidemic. Med J Aust 2006; 184 (8):384-388.
56. Edmiston N, Chuah J, McLaws ML. An audit of contact tracing activities and records for Chlamydia in an urban sexual health clinic. Sex Health 2006 May;3(2):127-128.
57. Askarian M, Shiraly R, McLaws ML. Knowledge, attitude and practices of contact precautions among Iranian nurses. Am J Infect Control 2005; 33 (8): 486-488.
58. Askaarian M, Mirzaei K, Mundy LM, McLaws ML. Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding isolation precautions among Iranian healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2005;26 (1):105-108. [12 citations]
59. McLaws ML, Berry G. Non uniform risk for bloodstream infection with increasing central venous catheter-days. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2005; 26:715-719.
60. Sykes PK, Brodribb RK, McLaws ML. Continuous surgical site surveillance: does it work? Am J Infect Control 2005; 33 (7): 422-427.
61. Harrison GA, Jacques T, Kilborn G, McLaws ML. Prevalence of recording of the signs of critical conditions and emergency responses in hospital wards: The SOCCER Study. Resuscitation 2005;65 (2):149-57.
62. Whitby M, McLaws ML. Handwashing in healthcare workers: accessibility of sink location does not improve compliance. J Hosp Infect 2004; 58 (4): 247-253.
63. Taylor P, McLaws ML, de Borde M, Pritchard R. Isolation and identification of Burkholderia cepacia by participants in an external quality assurance program (QAP) between 1994 and 1999. Pathology 2004; 36 (4):352-357.
64. McLaws ML, Taylor P. The Hospital Infection Standardised Surveillance (HISS) programme: analysis of a two-year pilot. J Hosp Infect 2003; 53 (4): 259-267.
65. Whitby M, McLaws ML, Collopy B, Looke DFL, Doidge S, Henderson B, Selvey L, Gardner G, Stackelroth J, Sartor A. Post discharge surveillance: can a patient reliably diagnose surgical wound infection? J Hosp Infect 2002; 52 (3): 155-160.
66. Shiao J SC, McLaws ML, Huang K-Y, Guo YL. Student nurses in Taiwan at high risk for needlestick injuries. Annals of Epidemiology 2002; 12 (3):197-201.
67. Shiao J, Guo L, McLaws ML. Estimation of the risk of bloodborne pathogens to health care workers after a needlestick injury in Taiwan. Am J Infect Control 2002; 30 (1): 15-20.
68. Whitby M, McLaws ML. Hollow-bore needlestick injuries in a tertiary teaching hospital: epidemiology, education and engineering. Med J Aust 2002; 177 (8): 418-422.
69. Whitby M, McLaws ML, Berry G. Risk of death from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a meta-analysis. Med J Aust 2002 [letter]; 176, 188-189.
70. Whitby M, McLaws ML, Berry G. The risk of death from methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a meta-analysis. Med J Aust 2001; 175 (5): 264-267.
71. Shiao JSC, McLaws ML, Huang KY, Guo YL. Sharps injuries among hospital support personnel. J Hosp Infect 2001; 49 (4): 262-267.
72. Sharp CA, McLaws ML. A Discourse on Pressure Ulcer Physiology: The Implications of Repositioning and Staging. 2001 http://www.worldwidewounds.com/
73. Sharp C, McLaws ML. Protocol for a Review of Wound Dressings for Surgical Sites. In: Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2001. Oxford. http://cochrane.hcn.net.au
74. Murphy CL, McLaws ML. Variation in administrators? and clinicians? attitudes towards critical elements of an infection control program and the role of the infection control practitioner in New South Wales, Australia. Am J Infect Control 2001; 29 (4):262-270.
75. Morton A, Whitby M, McLaws ML, Dobson A, McElwain S, Looke D, Stackelroth J, Sartor A. The application of process control chart methodology to the detection and monitoring of hospital-acquired infections. J Qual in Clin Pract 2001; 21 (4):112-11. s Murphy CL, McLaws ML. Australian Infection Control Association member?s use of skills and resources that promote Evidence-Based Infection Control. Am J Infect Control 2000; 28 (2): 116-122.
76. McLaws ML, Murphy C, Whitby RM. Standardising surveillance of nosocomial infections: The HISS Program. J Qual in Clin Pract 2000: 20 (1); 6-11.
77. McLaws ML, Caelli M. Pilot testing standardized surveillance: Hospital Infection Standardised Surveillance (HISS). Am J Infect Control 2000; 28 (6): 401-405.
78. Murphy C, McLaws ML. Credentialling, diversity and professional recognition in foundations for an Australian infection control career path. Am J Infect Control 1999: 27 (3):240-246.
79. Murphy C, McLaws ML. Who coordinates infection control programs in Australia? Am J Infect Control 1999: 27(3):291-295.
80. Murphy C, McLaws M-L. Methodologies used in surveillance of surgical wound infections and bacteraemia in Australian hospitals. Am J Infect Control 1999; 27 (6): 474-481.
81. Shiao J SC, McLaws ML, Huang K-Y, Ko W-C, Guo YL. Prevalence of Non-reporting behavior of sharps injuries in Taiwanese Health care workers. Am J Infect Control 1999; 27 (3):254-257.
82. McLaws ML, Murphy C, Taylor P, Coroneos N. Measuring line-related Bacteraemia in Intensive Care Patients. Anaesth Intensive Care 1998; 26: 282-286.
83. Lam LP, McLaws ML. Hepatitis B vaccination coverage of Vietnamese children in south-western Sydney. Aust N Z J Public Health 1998 Jun;22(4):502-4.
84. McLaws ML, Murphy C, Taylor P, Ferson M, Gold J, Donnellan R, Dalton D. Rate of Seasonal Spread of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in a Pediatric Hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1997; 18: 778-780.
85. McLaws ML, Murphy C, Keogh G. The validity of surgical wound infection as a clinical indicator in Australia. Aust NZ J Surg 1997; 67 (10) 675-678.
86. McLaws ML, Irwig LM, Oldenburg B, Mock P, Ross MW. Predicting intention to use condoms in homosexual men: an application and extension of the theory of reasoned action. Psychol Health 1996;11(5):745-55. McLaws ML, Learmont J, Wylie B. Heterosexually acquired HIV infection in female blood donors: case series between 1985-1990. AIDS Care 1995;7(5):631-8.
87. McLaws ML, Oldenburg B, Ross MW. Application of the Theory of Reasoned Action to measurement of condom use among gay men. In: The Theory of Reasoned Action: Its Application to AIDS-Preventive Behaviour. Terry DJ, Gallois C, McCamish M (Eds). Chapter 10. Pergamon Press. Oxford, 1993.
88. Ross MW, McLaws ML. Attitudes towards condoms and the Theory of Reasoned Action. In: The Theory of Reasoned Action: Its Application to AIDS-Preventive Behaviour. Terry DJ, Gallois C, McCamish M (Eds). Chapter 5. Pergamon Press. Oxford, 1993.
89. Ross MW, McLaws ML. Subjective norms about condoms are better predictors of use and intention to use than attitudes. Health Educ Research 1992; 7 (3): 335-339.
90. McLaws ML, Brown AR, Cunningham PH, Imrie AA, Wilcken B, Cooper DA. Prevalence of maternal HIV infection based on anonymous testing of neonates, Sydney 1989. Med J Aust 1990 Oct 1;153(7):383-6.
91. McLaws ML, Oldenburg B, Ross MW, Cooper DA. Sexual behavior in AIDS-related research: reliability and validity of recall and diary measures. J Sex Research 1990; 27 (2): 265-281. [
92. McLaws ML, Gold J, King K, Irwig LM, Berry G. The prevalence of nosocomial and community acquired infections in Australian Hospitals. Med J Aust 1988; 149 (11-12): 582-590.
93. McLaws M-L, Irwig LM, Mock P, Berry G, Gold J. Predictors of surgical wound infection in Australia: a national study. Med J Aust 1988; 149 (11-12): 591-595.
94. McLaws ML, Cooper D, Leeder S, Chapman S. AIDS quiz results: knowledge and risk practices of women attending 24-hour clinics. Med J Aust 1988 Feb 1;148(3):154.
95. McLaws ML, McGirr J, Croker W, Cooper DA. Risks of human immunodeficiency and hepatitis B viral infections in intravenous drug abusers. Med J Aust 1988 Mar 7;148(5):263, 265.

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hollow-bore needlestick injuries in a tertiary teaching hospital: epidemiology, education and engineering
    R Michael Whitby
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Wolloongabba, QLD 4102, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:418-22. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Hand hygiene: the behaviour is the solution
    M Whitby
    J Hosp Infect 67:291. 2007
  3. pmc Why do I need it? I am not at risk! Public perceptions towards the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine
    Holly Seale
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:99. 2010
  4. pmc University life and pandemic influenza: attitudes and intended behaviour of staff and students towards pandemic (H1N1) 2009
    Debbie Van
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:130. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Unmasking the evidence about masks
    Mary Louise McLaws
    Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:222-3. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination uptake among students and clinical staff of a university in Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Int J Infect Dis 13:476-82. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Potential effect of excluding variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on the eye donor pool in Australia
    Lawrence W Hirst
    Queensland Eye Bank, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cornea 27:773-5. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards and evaluation of medical emergency teams: a survey of trainees in intensive care medicine
    T Jacques
    Faculty of Intensive Care Trainees, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 36:90-5. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint A tsunami related tetanus epidemic in Aceh, Indonesia
    A Jeremijenko
    Woodside Energy Ltd, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 19:40-4. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Contact tracing in a regional sexual health clinic: audit outcomes and implications for sexually transmissible infection control
    Natalie Edmiston
    Pacific Clinic, Newcastle Sexual Health Service, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:576-80. 2007

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Hollow-bore needlestick injuries in a tertiary teaching hospital: epidemiology, education and engineering
    R Michael Whitby
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Wolloongabba, QLD 4102, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:418-22. 2002
    ..To describe the frequency, cause and potential cost of prevention of hollow-bore dirty needlestick injury (NSI) sustained by healthcare workers...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hand hygiene: the behaviour is the solution
    M Whitby
    J Hosp Infect 67:291. 2007
  3. pmc Why do I need it? I am not at risk! Public perceptions towards the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine
    Holly Seale
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:99. 2010
    ..We surveyed a sample of residents from Sydney, Australia to ascertain their risk perception, attitudes towards the pandemic and willingness to accept the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccine...
  4. pmc University life and pandemic influenza: attitudes and intended behaviour of staff and students towards pandemic (H1N1) 2009
    Debbie Van
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:130. 2010
    ..Through the use of an online survey, we aimed to measure the perceptions and responses of staff and students towards pandemic (H1N1) 2009 at a major university in Sydney, Australia...
  5. ncbi request reprint Unmasking the evidence about masks
    Mary Louise McLaws
    Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 194:222-3. 2011
    ..In the absence of conclusive evidence, the winner is the mask that has the confidence of clinicians...
  6. doi request reprint Influenza vaccination uptake among students and clinical staff of a university in Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Department of Community Medicine, Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Iran
    Int J Infect Dis 13:476-82. 2009
    ..To identify barriers to our occupational health and safety influenza vaccination program for clinical staff at the Shiraz University of Medical Science...
  7. doi request reprint Potential effect of excluding variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on the eye donor pool in Australia
    Lawrence W Hirst
    Queensland Eye Bank, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cornea 27:773-5. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Attitudes towards and evaluation of medical emergency teams: a survey of trainees in intensive care medicine
    T Jacques
    Faculty of Intensive Care Trainees, Australia
    Anaesth Intensive Care 36:90-5. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint A tsunami related tetanus epidemic in Aceh, Indonesia
    A Jeremijenko
    Woodside Energy Ltd, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Asia Pac J Public Health 19:40-4. 2007
    ..To reduce mortality and morbidity, rapid disaster relief organisations should include supplies for vaccination and treatment of tetanus cases and consider early tracheotomy for severe cases...
  10. ncbi request reprint Contact tracing in a regional sexual health clinic: audit outcomes and implications for sexually transmissible infection control
    Natalie Edmiston
    Pacific Clinic, Newcastle Sexual Health Service, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:576-80. 2007
    ..To evaluate contact tracing outcomes in a regional sexual health clinic (SHC) and to investigate contact tracing outcome measures...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of MRSA among Staphylococcus aureus isolated from hospital inpatients, 2005: report from the Australian Group for Antimicrobial Resistance
    Graeme R Nimmo
    Division of Microbiology, Queensland Health Pathology Service, Central Laboratory, Herston
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 31:288-96. 2007
    ..Further investigation is warranted as reductions in prevalence would reduce morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Chinese EPINet and recall rates for percutaneous injuries: an epidemic proportion of underreporting in the Taiwan healthcare system
    Judith Shu Chu Shiao
    Department of Nursing, National Taiwan University, College of Medicine and NTU Hospital, Taiwan
    J Occup Health 51:132-6. 2009
    ..We compared data from EPINet and recall of PIs using a cross-sectional survey for rates to establish the reliability of the new system...
  13. doi request reprint A survey of medical staff attitudes to an antibiotic approval and stewardship programme
    A Bannan
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Concord Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Intern Med J 39:662-8. 2009
    ..At Concord Hospital, a 450-bed acute care hospital, we have used a telephone-based ASP for 15 years. There may be differences in attitudes to the ASP by prescribers, which may influence its long-term efficacy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of MRSA strains among Staphylococcus aureus isolated from outpatients, 2006
    Geoffrey W Coombs
    Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 33:10-20. 2009
    ..As infections caused by these strains frequently results in hospitalisation their emergence is a major health concern...
  15. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis C infection in rural north Vietnam
    Van Thi Thuy Nguyen
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Hepatol Int 1:387-93. 2007
    ..A community-based study was used to determine the prevalence of HCV infection in a rural population of north Vietnam and explore risk factors associated with HCV acquisition...
  16. ncbi request reprint Culture change for hand hygiene: clean hands save lives, part II
    Kimberley R Fitzpatrick
    Clinical Excellence Commission, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:S13-7. 2009
    ..To present the results of surveys of staff, patients and visitors about their perceptions of hand hygiene behaviour before and after implementation of the Clean hands save lives campaign in New South Wales public hospitals...
  17. ncbi request reprint More than hand hygiene is needed to affect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical indicator rates: clean hands save lives, part IV
    Mary Louise McLaws
    Hospital Infection Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:S26-31. 2009
    ..To examine whether improved hand hygiene compliance in health care workers after a statewide hand hygiene campaign in New South Wales hospitals was associated with a fall in rates of infection with multiresistant organisms...
  18. ncbi request reprint Protecting healthcare workers from pandemic influenza: N95 or surgical masks?
    Jan Gralton
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Crit Care Med 38:657-67. 2010
    ..A literature review was undertaken for evidence of superior protective value of N95 masks or surgical masks for healthcare workers against influenza and extraneous factors influencing conferred protection...
  19. ncbi request reprint The community's attitude towards swine flu and pandemic influenza
    Holly Seale
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 191:267-9. 2009
    ..To ascertain the beliefs, perceived risks and initial attitudes of the Australian community towards the influenza pandemic declared by the World Health Organization in response to the emergence of an A(H1N1) influenza subtype...
  20. doi request reprint Using evidence-based medicine to protect healthcare workers from pandemic influenza: Is it possible?
    Jan Gralton
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Crit Care Med 39:170-8. 2011
    ..To use evidence-based principles to develop infection control algorithms to ensure the protection of healthcare workers and the continuity of health service provision during a pandemic...
  21. ncbi request reprint Methodological difficulties in hand hygiene research
    M Whitby
    J Hosp Infect 67:194-5. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Who coordinates infection control programs in Australia?
    C L Murphy
    AIDS and Infectious Disease Unit, New South Wales Health Department, North Sydney, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 27:291-5. 1999
    ..To investigate the current role, function, and attributes of this group, we undertook a national survey of members of the Australian Infection Control Association...
  23. ncbi request reprint Risk of death from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a meta-analysis
    M Whitby
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
    Med J Aust 175:264-7. 2001
    ..aureus (MSSA), by meta-analysis of selected studies...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sharps injuries among hospital support personnel
    J S Shiao
    Faculty of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Hosp Infect 49:262-7. 2001
    ..A formal orientation of support staff in the reporting of SIs would enable clinical assessment and management of injuries, as well as an evaluation of needle and sharps safety in the healthcare setting...
  25. ncbi request reprint Estimation of the risk of bloodborne pathogens to health care workers after a needlestick injury in Taiwan
    J Shiao
    Department of Nursing, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Infect Control 30:15-20. 2002
    ..To estimate the number of health care workers (HCWs) in Taiwan at risk annually for contracting hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and HIV after a needlestick and sharps injury (NSI) with a used hollow-bore needle...
  26. ncbi request reprint Student nurses in Taiwan at high risk for needlestick injuries
    Judith Shu Chu Shiao
    Faculty of Nursing, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Ann Epidemiol 12:197-201. 2002
    ..To describe the prevalence and characteristics of needlestick injuries (NSI) in student nurses in Taiwan...
  27. ncbi request reprint The Hospital Infection Standardised Surveillance (HISS) programme: analysis of a two-year pilot
    M L McLaws
    NSW Hospital Infection Epidemiology and Surveillance HIES Unit, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 53:259-67. 2003
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Isolation and identification of Burkholderia cepacia by participants in an external Quality Assurance Program (QAP) between 1994 and 1999
    Peter C Taylor
    Department of Microbiology, South Eastern Area Laboratory Service, The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
    Pathology 36:352-7. 2004
    ..Isolation and identification of Burkholderia cepacia from simulated cystic fibrosis (CF) sputa was a clinically relevant exercise that provided a model for this analytical approach...
  29. ncbi request reprint Handwashing in healthcare workers: accessibility of sink location does not improve compliance
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Brisbane 4102, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 58:247-53. 2004
    ..Glove use was shown to diminish compliance with handwashing protocols by as much as 25%. Improved accessibility to sinks does not lead to an improvement in healthcare workers' handwashing compliance...
  30. ncbi request reprint Signs of critical conditions and emergency responses (SOCCER): a model for predicting adverse events in the inpatient setting
    Theresa Jacques
    Discipline of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
    Resuscitation 69:175-83. 2006
    ..Emergency response systems (ERS) are based on a set of triggers used to identify patients "at risk". This study aimed to establish the association between recordings of disturbed physiological variables and adverse events...
  31. ncbi request reprint Post-discharge surgical site surveillance: does patient education improve reliability of diagnosis?
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention CHRISP, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, 4102, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 66:237-42. 2007
    ..This outcome further questions the value of post-discharge infection rates obtained by patient self-assessment as a measure of quality of performance...
  32. ncbi request reprint Estimating the risk of pressure ulcer development: is it truly evidence based?
    Catherine A Sharp
    Hospital Infection Epidemiology Surveillance Unit, School of Public Health Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
    Int Wound J 3:344-53. 2006
    ..Inclusion of risk factors for PU in screening tools must be evidence based. Until other risk factors have been tested for positive predictive value, the Ramstadius approach to screening is the only evidence-based tool...
  33. ncbi request reprint Behavioural considerations for hand hygiene practices: the basic building blocks
    M Whitby
    Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 65:1-8. 2007
    ..A reflection on challenges to be met and areas for future research are also proposed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitude, and practices related to standard precautions of surgeons and physicians in university-affiliated hospitals of Shiraz, Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Community Medicine Department, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz Nephro Urology Research Center, PO Box 71345 1737, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran
    Int J Infect Dis 11:213-9. 2007
    ..To measure levels of knowledge, attitudes, and practice toward standard precautions (SP) in medical practitioners of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences affiliated hospitals in Iran...
  35. ncbi request reprint An audit of contact tracing activities and records for chlamydia in an urban sexual health clinic
    Natalie Edmiston
    Sex Health 3:127-8. 2006
    ..This paper reports on a recent audit of contact tracing conducted at the Gold Coast Sexual Health Clinic...
  36. ncbi request reprint Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Australian community: an evolving epidemic
    Graeme R Nimmo
    Microbiology Department, Queensland Health Pathology Service, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med J Aust 184:384-8. 2006
    ..To describe antimicrobial resistance and molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated in community settings in Australia...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of needlestick injuries among medical students at a university in Iran
    Mehrdad Askarian
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:99-101. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Doctor, do you have a moment? National Hand Hygiene Initiative compliance in Australian hospitals
    Syed Azim
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 200:534-7. 2014
    ..Also, to establish whether hand hygiene rates impact Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (SABSI)...
  39. doi request reprint Zero risk for central line-associated bloodstream infection: are we there yet?
    Mary Louise McLaws
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Crit Care Med 40:388-93. 2012
    ..Identify the longest period a central line remains free from central line-associated bloodstream infection during an 18-month insertion-bundle project...
  40. ncbi request reprint Improvements in hand hygiene across New South Wales public hospitals: clean hands save lives, part III
    Mary Louise McLaws
    Hospital Infection Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 191:S18-24. 2009
    ..To describe improvements in hand hygiene compliance after a statewide hand hygiene campaign conducted in New South Wales public hospitals...
  41. ncbi request reprint Post-discharge surveillance: can patients reliably diagnose surgical wound infections?
    M Whitby
    Infection Management Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Hosp Infect 52:155-60. 2002
    ..76). This latter measure, particularly when confirmed by the GP in those patients reporting an infection, appears to provide the most valid and resource efficient marker of post-discharge surgical wound infection...