Workshop – Demystifying the AS4187 Standard

Abstract

The workshop brings more details to the information discussed within the plenary session. The primary focus will be to provide a hands on approach and case studies of various real life scenarios, focussing on providing solutions and a clear pathway to action.

There will be time to discuss crowd sourced scenarios and provide practical advice on how to tackle the recommendations from Auditors, Accreditors and the Standards.

We will focus specifically on:

  • Equipment standards and how do you comply
  • Water treatment and repercussions
  • Traceability/Tracking
  • Testing & Evidence of Process

Please bring along and queries or examples from your facility as we may get a chance to discuss these.

Biography
James Kyriakou B.App.Sc.(App. Chem.) M.Chem

Solutions Manager – Health infrastructure, Device Technologies Australia

Background: James has been a member of Device Technologies for 14 years in a number of key roles. His primary responsibilities have been with the infection prevention and endoscopy teams. He has also Implemented systems and new products into the CSSD and Endoscopy markets that have made a significant difference to patients’ lives and quality of life. James completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (App Chem.) at RMIT University in Melbourne. His Masters was centred on drug synthesis, with particular emphasis on Cancer research. He is also qualified in Analytical Techniques, including the investigation of new analytical techniques for oleic acid viscosity and breakdown profiles in industry applications.  Since leaving academia, James has been trained by the Australian Institute of Management in Advanced Management Techniques, Human Resource training and retention. He also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  Currently he is studying Lean Six Sigma methods.  He recently convened the Working Group into Water Quality for the AS/NZ 4187 standard.  In his free time, James enjoys spending time with his 3 kids, coaching AFL and travelling to unique destinations.

Making less fuss of knee replacement surgery in Australia and the inexorable trend towards day stay

Abstract

Making less fuss of knee replacement surgery in Australia and the inexorable trend towards day stay

The increasing demand for definitive treatment of degenerative knee disorders continues to pressure the healthcare system, with availability of hospital beds particularly contentious. Within this context, surgical efficiency has seen dramatic improvements over time, with steady reductions in length of stay and increased confidence in patient outcomes. At Grafton Hospital, knee replacement cases have been discharged earlier over recent years and day stay surgery appears within reach. The same aspects that are improving the possibility of making total knee replacement on one knee a day procedure can be implemented to decrease the barriers in performing bilateral surgery. Day surgery for knee replacement may not be suited for every patient and doctor, however it is a safe and effective treatment method established and utilised widely overseas. In this presentation, Dr Martin will outline the fast track framework within a regional Australian context for joint replacement and review the outcomes of these protocols in other settings. In addition, he will outline the key factors that can be implemented to improve postoperative function, which extends beyond pain control and patient comfort.

Biography

Dr Sam Martin is an innovative and careful Orthopaedic surgeon. He is focussed on providing the most up-to-date techniques and technology to the people of regional NSW. He takes meticulous care from start to finish to minimise the risk of problems.

Communication is very important to Dr Martin. He listens to patients and doesn’t start by assuming everyone wants, or needs an operation. It is very important to him to

take time to go through the concerns a patient or their family may have, and to thoroughly answer any of their questions.

Dr Martin deliberately avoids medical jargon so that there can be no confusion. It is important to Dr Martin that you end up making the decision that is right for you.

To stay up to date, Dr Martin is interested in research and reads and travels widely. He is in touch with world experts and makes sure his practice is evidence-based. The National Joint Replacement Registry is an example of an important resource Dr Martin makes extensive use of.

Dr Martin cares about his patients and is aware that surgery hurts! Minimising the pain involved in surgery is important to him. He strongly believes you shouldn’t need to have a very high pain tolerance to be able to rehabilitate well from a joint replacement.

Dr Martin’s practice is expanding: some patients currently travel from quite a distance to see him. Everyone is welcome! Surgeon visits to observe his techniques are also welcome.

Dr Martin studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania where he graduated with Honours in the year 2000. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in Queensland and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in January 2010. He spent the rest of 2010 and early 2011 in Europe undertaking further Fellowship training in hip and knee surgery. In May 2011 he began his position at the Grafton Base Hospital and has enjoyed working there ever since.

Dr Martin currently operates at the Grafton Base Hospital where he can treat public and private patients, and at Baringa Private Hospital where he predominantly does hip and knee replacements.

Dr Martin is committed to the Clarence Valley region. He is currently working on the development of a specialist centre and private hospital adjacent to the Grafton Base Hospital.

Plenary Session – Demystifying the AS4187 Standard

Abstract

During this session we aim to explain the changes that have recently come into effect within the sterilizing industry. We discuss how the Australian Standards are guiding the work done here and also how to approach interpretation of these standards. The approach is a practical, hands on approach, using experiences and examples actually taken from the field and real life scenarios. Main areas of focus will include:

  • Tips for successful accreditation
  • Minimising risks through process
  • Various methodologies and technologies available
  • Water Treatment
  • Quality Systems Implementation

Biography

James Kyriakou B.App.Sc.(App. Chem.) M.Chem

Solutions Manager – Health infrastructure, Device Technologies Australia

Background: James has been a member of Device Technologies for 14 years in a number of key roles. His primary responsibilities have been with the infection prevention and endoscopy teams. He has also Implemented systems and new products into the CSSD and Endoscopy markets that have made a significant difference to patients’ lives and quality of life. James completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (App Chem.) at RMIT University in Melbourne. His Masters was centred on drug synthesis, with particular emphasis on Cancer research. He is also qualified in Analytical Techniques, including the investigation of new analytical techniques for oleic acid viscosity and breakdown profiles in industry applications.  Since leaving academia, James has been trained by the Australian Institute of Management in Advanced Management Techniques, Human Resource training and retention. He also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  Currently he is studying Lean Six Sigma methods.  He recently convened the Working Group into Water Quality for the AS/NZ 4187 standard.  In his free time, James enjoys spending time with his 3 kids, coaching AFL and travelling to unique destinations.

Reimagining the Future of Health

Abstract

Sarah will share perspectives on Reimagining Health including the priorities for change to deliver better health outcomes to all with more sustainable affordable costs.  She will also share what this means for Day Hospitals.

Biography

Sarah Butler                       

Sarah.M.Butler@pwc.com

Sarah Butler is a senior advisor to executives in Health and Insurance for Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting group. She has been with the firm for over 25 years including 20 years in Australia (based in Sydney) and 5 years in China (based in Shanghai).  Sarah leads our PwC Australia Health practice, including work with federal and state health departments, insurers, private sector players, NFPs and industry bodies. She also leads our SE Asia and NZ Health Consulting business and supports across the Asia-Pacific region on health and insurance strategy.

PwC support clients to build trust in society and solve important problems, combining capabilities from “strategy through execution” including strategy, organisation, operations, analytics, digital and technology, experience, cyber, risk, financial advisory (M&A, due diligence, tax and legal) and assurance.  Previously she was Chairman and MD for Strategy& in Greater China and led PwC’s Management Consulting business, as well as leading our Healthcare, Life Sciences and Insurance Strategy practice in China and the region more broadly.  She has experience in each of insurance, hospitals and pharma/medtech/consumer health including working at an industry-wide level.  She personally advises clients on strategy and transformation.  She is a recognized thought leader, authoring a range of publications including Reimagining Health Reform: taking a systems approach to health and wellness; Australia’s healthcare system: an opportunity for economic growth; China Healthcare 2020 and Strategies for the New China Landscape.

Previously, Sarah was a Board Director for two years on the Booz & Company global board and Chair of the Audit Committee in the lead up to our combination with PwC.  She continues to serve on global governance committees.

Sarah was a scholar at Christ’s College, Cambridge and received a BA Hons & MA in Natural Sciences (Chemistry).  Sarah is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She was appointed to the UTS China Research Centre Advisory Board.

How different personalities see and manage risk differently

Abstract

HOW DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES SEE AND MANAGE RISK DIFFERENTLY

The consideration is that a link exists between understanding the system that drives people to make errors and that different people with different personalities react to those systemic drivers.

Individuals will instinctively react within predictable personality tendencies.  And, different people will react differently depending on what those personality tendencies are for them. These reactions can be managed but only if you recognise them.

Our reactive personality tendencies can drive people to overlook the risks or hazards. Individuals that are able to recognise and manage their reactive personality tendencies are better able to move from what feels natural to a state of conscious intent whereby they can get a better result. That could be how they communicate with patients and colleagues, or how they respond to stress, time pressure or high workload.

While the science of human error recognises that most individuals react the same physiologically to external stimuli the new view is that different people with different personality tendencies can react and behave very differently to these same external stimuli.

Based on a person’s reactive tendencies and personality 
styles, the error traps are seen and set in different ways to ourselves and to others. When
 individuals are aware of and manage their tendencies, the ability to see the triggers and 
deal with the traps is significantly increased and therefore significantly reduces the likelihood of an error leading to a bad outcome.

Matt Schlapfer
Human Performance Consultant

Biography

Matt has spent the last 8 years working with global high-risk organisations to improve safety systems and improve the performance of individuals and organisations. His industry reach includes mining, tunnelling, oil & gas, petrochemical and medical with site operation experience in more than 25 different countries.

Matt has extensive experience in performing incident analysis, improved communications, intentional leadership framework, delivering Human Performance Improvement systems, implementing corrective action programs, assessing, and educating staff. He brings an implementation mentality to consulting, along with a recognised capability to make the human performance science practically applicable at all levels.

He has successfully consulted for over 50 companies in various fields including, mining, tunnelling, oil & gas, petrochemical and civil construction industries. He consults internationally in over 20 countries.

As someone committed to individual and organisational effectiveness Matt contributes his time consulting with industry regulators such as the International Tunnelling Association. Matt is based in Perth, Western Australia and has a passion for quality education supporting schools and other learning institutions to apply self and team awareness methods proudly improving the
results for both student an teacher.

Mr Michael Bunting

Abstract

Michael Bunting, will present to us the research and evidence behind Mindful Leadership and why hospital leaders need to be both mindful and lead mindfully.

Biography

Michael Bunting
Leadership & Cultural Specialist

Michael Bunting is the founder of WorkSmart Australia, a certified B Corp. He has helped thousands of leaders develop to their full potential, including two AHRI CEO’s of the year. He is the author of the #1 bestselling books The Mindful Leader and A Practical Guide to Mindful Meditation and co-authored Extraordinary Leadership in Australia & New Zealand with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the world’s premier researchers and authors in the field of leadership. He is the creator of Awakened Mind, a premium mindfulness IOS/Android App (October 2017 release).

Michael also teaches Mindful Leadership on Sydney University’s award winning Global Exec MBA. Several of his clients have become award winning Best Employers through his programs.  He regularly contributes articles for industry magazines including CEO Magazine, BRW, SmartCompany and Inside HR. He delivers large-scale keynote presentations at industry events, trade shows and company off-sites.

He lives with his wife and 3 children in Sydney, Australia.

Ms Margaret Banks

Abstract

The introduction of the second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards commences in January 2019.  Along with new requirements in the Standards are changes to accreditation processes that will significantly change how assessments are conducted.  This presentation will outline how the NSQHS Standards have changed and what health service organisations can expect at their next assessment.

Biography

MARGARET GAYNOR BANKS

BSc, Grad Dip (Physio), MHA, Grad Cert Management,

Dip AICD, FACHM

Margaret Banks has worked as the Senior Program Director with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care since July 2006. In this time she has worked with stakeholders, consumers and jurisdictions on the development of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards and a program of systematic accreditation reform for the implementation of the NSQHS Standards.  Most recently, the focus has been on the development of version 2 of the NSQHS Standards.

Prior to this appointment Margaret worked with the Department of Health and Ageing, the Australian Health Workforce Advisory Committee and the NSW Health Department on matters relating to workforce. She has also worked as a physiotherapist for 9 years in both Australia and Papua New Guinea, and held an Adjunct Professorship with the University of Technology Sydney.

 

Mr Ian Shapland

Abstract

With the introduction of updated sterilisation standards (AS4187) coming into effect in 2021, Premis looks at how these updated standards affect some of the hospital refurbishment projects we have recently worked on.

Premis discusses various areas of the refurbishment to give you an idea of the work involved in bringing the medical facilities up to the current standard.

Biography

Mr Ian Shapland

Mr Shapland has a diversified portfolio of experience including over twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry. He has worked for major international pharmaceutical and online medical education companies and has extensive experience in assisting medical businesses with executing their business plans and achieving their sales and marketing goals. Mr Shapland holds an MBA from Griffith University.

 

 

Mr Tim Awyzio

Tim has a diverse knowledge of the building industry with over 35 years’ experience in the areas of high-end and premium fitouts.  He has worked in project and site management, operations and business development roles for clients in the health, commercial, education and government sectors.

He possesses a passion for commercial interiors and his attention to detail, coupled with a collaborative project management approach has delivered many successful and award-winning projects over the past two decades.

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