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Lecture Overview

Is there an organism that is not killed by alcohol-based hand rubs? And why do we not use high-grade disinfectants on surfaces after every surgery? This back-to-basics talk serves as a timely refresher on the importance of preventing infection through smart and regular infection prevention practices. Use this talk to remind yourself on the importance of hand hygiene in preventing infection, and how to undertake effective hand washing as according to the latest guidelines.


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Suzanne Querruel

Suzi Querruel has been working in the perioperative field for the past decade. Her passion lies in perianaesthesia nursing, and she has been seeking to advance the field over the past few years. She is a tutor and lecturer for Western Sydney University [WSU] in the Bachelor of Nursing program and WSU The College in their Academic Pathways Programs. She is the unit coordinator at WSU The College for the subjects 'health communication' and 'skills in health science'. She was previously anaesthetic coordinator at Westmead Private Hospital and also has held sessional nurse educator positions at the Australian College of Nursing, Wesley Health Management, and the University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney University, and the University of Tasmania. She has been a nurse educator for Ausmed Education for the past three years and has collaborated on the program development for the perianaesthesia, perioperative, day surgery, and surgical nursing seminars. She has held the position of national vice president and NSW/ACT president of the Australian Society of Post Anaesthesia & Anaesthesia Nurses [ASPAAN] for two years and has recently seen the transition of ASPAAN to the Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN]. Suzi holds a bachelor of nursing, graduate diploma in nursing (anaesthetics & PACU), masters of nursing education), certificate IV in workplace training & assessment, and a neuro-linguistic programming [NLP] practitioner certificate. See Educator Profile


6 Total Rating(s)
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Wendy Noye
14 May 2018

Interesing regarding Novovirus (knowledge gained)

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Frances Browne
07 May 2018

informative and a good refresher.

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Christian Alagao
06 May 2018

Very informative.

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Rebecca McKenzie
25 Apr 2018

Very informative and educational.

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Fleur Harlock
12 Apr 2018

Good refresher about the importance of hand washing and shows we still have a way to go with education and compliance

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Ann Trebilcock
31 Mar 2018

Very informative and can be used as an educational tool for all staff.

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Ann Trebilcock
31 Mar 2018

Very good, informative and up to date info.

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Kym Tyler
26 Feb 2018

Good information.