Dr Arthur Morris

Auckland City Hospital

Prevalence, cost and prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections in NZ
Keynote presentation

The Health Quality and Safety Commission as recently completed a point prevalence survey for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in DHB hospitals. The most common HAIs, and their microbiology, will be presented along with the prevalence of intravenous and urinary catheter use. Targets for quality improvement interventions will be discussed.

IPC issues in ARC, including COVID-19
Concurrent session

There are almost 40,000 Aged Residential Care (ARC) beds in New Zealand. There are different levels of Infection Control experience within ARC facilities. While COVID-19 was handled well it was not without resource concerns. IPC issues in ARC will be discussed.

Dr Arthur Morris is a clinical microbiologist at Auckland City Hospital.
Dr completed his science and medical degrees at the University of Otago and gained his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Pathologists in 1989.
He has a long standing interest in healthcare associated infections and their prevention and has been involved with several Ministry of Health advisory and writing groups.
He has been clinical lead for the Commission’s Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme since 2013.

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