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Judith Brett

Judith Brett

Judith Brett

(03) 9342 9353 | [email protected]

Position:
Infection Control Consultant
Theme(s):
Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections, Enteric infections, Tuberculosis, Emerging Infections, Hepatitis
Discipline(s):
Clinical Research, Education & Professional Development, Epidemiology, Genomics, Public Health
Unit(s):
VICNISS
Lab Group(s):
VICNISS

Judy joined VICNISS in 2007 and is a primary contact for the large hospitals surveillance program. She has been working in infection control since 2000. Her post graduate qualifications include midwifery, neonatal intensive care, infection control and sterilisation, nurse immunisation and business management. Judy is a member of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Healthcare Associated Infections technical working group and the Victorian carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) guidelines implementation group.

  • Research Groups
    • VICNISS

      The VICNISS Coordinating Centre provides a state-wide, standardised surveillance service for healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and related events. The goal of VICNISS is to monitor and reduce the incidence of HAIs, providing support for health services in Victoria. VICNISS aims to support Victorian health services to carry out international best practice surveillance and analysis, and to lead interventions for quality improvement to improve the health of all Victorians.

      VICNISS provides a source of high quality data for regular performance monitoring, and for a valuable resource for the research community. Over the time of VICNISS surveillance, infection rates in key areas of focus have fallen markedly, reducing the significant financial and personal cost of these infections on both individual patients and the health system.

      VICNISS collaborates with the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS), with a major involvement in aged care NAPS (ac-NAPS). VICNISS is also engaged by DHHS Residential Aged Care Services to carry out monitoring of infection control indicators in Victoria’s public residential aged care services, including participation in ac-NAPS.


      Lab Team

      VICNISS