Hospital acquired infections
Track, treat and prevent infection outbreaks.
Every year, between 165,000 and 200,000 Australians contract a healthcare-associated infection, causing significant ill health and costs to the health system.
This project will sequence the genomes of multi-drug resistant bacteria suspected in patients in Queensland Health facilities, Queensland nursing homes and remote communities.
This means the number of healthcare-associated infections will reduce as infection control staff have more information on hand to prevent outbreaks and respond quickly when they do occur.
This is a clinical implementation project, which applies best evidence to clinical practice and is intended to become standard of care following project completion.