Marilyn Cruickshank

Marilyn Cruickshank
University of Technology Sydney | UTS · School of Nursing & Midwifery

PhD

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42 Research Items
361 Citations
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Additional affiliations
May 2007 - present
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Position
  • Managing Director
May 2007 - present
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Position
  • Managing Director

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Publications (73)
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The parenting landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade with the increasing prevalence of screen time. There is a growing body of evidence that handheld devices may disrupt fundamental parent-child interactions, however little is known regarding the effect of these devices for parents with mental health difficulties on child outcomes....
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Children have been thrust into a “portable age” where handheld devices, such as smartphones, tablets or iPads, have become a part of the daily norm. Parental factors and early life experiences, such as engaging in screen devices, have been widely established as major influences on children’s outcomes. This study aimed to investigate the relationshi...
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Background COVID-19 has placed unprecedented demands on infection control professionals (ICPs) and infectious disease (ID) physicians. This study examined their knowledge, preparedness, and experiences managing COVID-19 in the Australasian healthcare settings. Methods A cross-sectional study of ICP and ID physician members of the Australasian Coll...
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Aims This study aimed to describe the demographic characteristics and to measure annual changes in composition of the paediatric population attending a specialist tertiary hospital in Sydney, Australia, between 2015 and 2017. Background Australia has experienced steady growth in the number of people born overseas in the last fifty years thereby bu...
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Nurses and midwives of Australia now is the time for change! As powerfully placed, Indigenous and non-Indigenous nursing and midwifery professionals, together we can ensure an effective and robust Indigenous curriculum in our nursing and midwifery schools of education. Today, Australia finds itself in a shifting tide of social change, where the voi...
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The year 2020 will mark a once‐in‐a‐century global event: the outbreak and pandemic of COVID‐19. On the 31 December 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of pneumonia‐like cases of a novel coronavirus zoonosis in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The outbreak was due to a new or novel coronavirus, which would later be called...
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Purpose: While there has been extensive published research into adult inpatient falls, less is known about pediatric falls in Australia. Falls pose a safety risk to pediatric patients potentially causing harm, increased length of stay, and death. Parents play a central role in reducing falls-related incidents given that, as parents, they provide c...
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Background: The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) is a standardised culture-change programme based on the WHO My 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene approach to improve hand hygiene compliance among Australian health-care workers and reduce the risk of health-care-associated infections. We analysed its effectiveness. Methods: In this longitudinal s...
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Gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to antimicrobials, including carbapenems, have emerged as a significant global public health threat. Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria, including carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), place patients at risk of potentially untreatable infection. Australia has not reported a large number...
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Background: We report an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection in 11 patients predominately in intensive care units caused by contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line insertion and sterile procedures within 4 hospitals across Australia. Methods: Burkholderia cenocepacia was first identified in the blood culture of...
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More Doctor–Patient Contact Is Not the Only Explanation For Lower Hand-Hygiene Compliance in Australian Emergency Departments - Andrew J. Stewardson, Rhonda L. Stuart, Caroline Marshall, Marilyn Cruickshank, M. Lindsay Grayson
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Clinical Nursing Skills provides students with a strong, industry-focused foundation in nursing across various clinical settings. It includes the essential theory as well as relevant practical examples, which illustrate the skills required to prepare students for the workplace and help them achieve clinical competence. Each chapter is written by ac...
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Introduction: Important culture-change initiatives (e.g. improving hand hygiene compliance) are frequently associated with variable uptake among different healthcare worker (HCW) categories. Inherent personality differences between these groups may explain change uptake and help improve future intervention design. Materials and methods: We used...
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In 2008, the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care (ACSQHC) engaged Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA) to implement the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI), a national approach to hand hygiene (HH) culture change adapted from the WHO Multimodal HH Improvement Strategy.
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To report outcomes from the first 2 years of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI), a hand hygiene (HH) culture-change program implemented in all Australian hospitals to improve health care workers' HH compliance, increase use of alcohol-based hand rub and reduce the risk of health care-associated infections. The HH program was based on the W...
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Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA) commenced implementation of a National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) in 2008 into all healthcare facilities. Based on the World Health Organization “5 Moments for Hand Hygiene” Program, one of the aims is to establish a uniform system of hand hygiene (HH) compliance auditing to allow local, national and international b...
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The NHHI was implemented in January 2009 to establish a standardized hand hygiene (HH) culture-change program, including the increased use of alcohol-based handrub (ABHR), throughout all Australian hospitals.
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Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. During 2009, a national surveillance definition for SAB was developed through the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC). The aim of this paper is to review the literature surrounding SAB surveillance and in doing so, evaluate the recent...
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The National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance Program (NAUSP) collects aggregate data from hospitals in all Australian states and provides reports of monthly hospital inpatient antimicrobial usage to contributing hospitals. These data provide an Australian peer-group benchmark; hospitals can compare their usage with similar hospitals and iden...
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Background: Australian efforts in HAI surveillance and prevention are primarily coordinated at state or regional level. Consequently Australia lacked a systematic approach to HAI (infection control, hand hygiene and antimicrobials) or data gathering and analysis. The resources invested in HAI and the scope of surveillance varied markedly across Aus...
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Background: Data collected through the Australian Antimicrobial Usage Surveillance Program demonstrates a higher rate of antimicrobials in Australian hospitals compared to Europe with the use of cephalosporins and macrolides higher than in other countries. Along with infection control, hand hygiene and surveillance, antimicrobial stewardship is con...
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Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream (SAB) infections are common and serious causes of morbidity and mortality. They also cause considerable additional healthcare costs. In Australia, there are ∼7000 SAB infection episodes per year and most of these are associated with healthcare procedures. In hospitals, data on all S. aureus bacteraemia episodes are...
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Mandatory reporting and public sharing of information would likely lead to improved health care practices and save lives.
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The following article is an abridged version of Chapter 3: 'Surgical site infection' from the publication 'Reducing harm to patients from health care associated infection: the role of surveillance.' In: Cruickshank M, Ferguson J, editors. Sydney: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; 2008. The complete publication is available...
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To describe the extent and outcome of use of interventions for reducing the risk of HIV transmission from mother to child in Australia. National surveillance for perinatal exposure to HIV. Notified cases of HIV infection in women in Australia and their perinatally exposed children, 1982-1999. Trends over time in use of interventions (antiretroviral...
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To describe the pattern of perinatal exposure to HIV in Australia from 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1994. National surveillance for perinatal exposure to HIV. Women with diagnosed HIV infection in Australia whose children were exposed to HIV perinatally. Number of reported cases of women with diagnosed HIV infection who have had perinatally HIV-ex...
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Pediatric infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Australia, as elsewhere, now reflects HIV seroprevalence in women of childbearing age although numbers remain small. A perinatal transmission rate of approximately 30% has been observed. The rate appears to be higher for breast-fed babies; exclusively bottle-fed babies of HIV-infected m...

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Falls in hopsitals are a national safety issues, but policies and guidelines often overlook children and the rsons they fall in prevention strategies
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Improive the experiences and outocmes of children and adolescents with mental health