Safety and Quality > Our Work > Healthcare Associated Infection > National Surveillance Initiative > Healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia workshop

To support a coordinated and efficient national approach to Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) reporting and surveillance, the Healthcare Associated Infection Special Interest Group of the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases invited the Commission to co-host a workshop with the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control. The workshop was for infectious diseases physicians, clinical microbiologists, infection prevention and control professionals, jurisdictional representatives and other interested clinicians. The workshop was held on 3 August 2014 and the areas covered included surveillance, successful initiatives, SAB event evaluation and experiences. A report detailing the presentations, discussion and recommendations is being prepared and will be included on this webpage when completed.

SAB Background (PDF 61KB) (Word 340KB)



Marilyn Cruickshank and Sue Grieg – Presentation Background to HAI Surveillance, SAB Workshop August 2014 (PDF 2.07MB)

Dr John Ferguson – HNE Healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia experience, August 2014 (PDF 770KB)

Prof Peter Collignon – Healthcare associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia Canberra – SAB Validation and experiences (PDF 9MB)

Naomi Runnegar – SAB Surveillance at the Princess Alexandra Hospital ‘Preventability’: our approach and findings (PDF 2 MB)

J Whitelaw and A McPhee – “Aim for zero” Preventing NICU Bloodstream Infection following Implementation of a Central Venous Line Bundle (PDF 759 KB)