The Hands-On Team possesses a philosophical belief in the importance and necessity of infection prevention and management principles and evidence-based practices that are of a multidisciplinary nature.
The Consultants and Advisors have the knowledge and motivation necessary for their safe and effective implementation in the workplace, resulting in favourable outcomes for the customer.
- RN BN Cert IV in Assessment & Workplace Training MHlthSc (Inf Control) Immunisation Certificate HHA Gold Standard Auditor & Assessor MACN Megan is a registered general nurse with a Certificate in Infection Control obtained from Fremantle Hospital (1988). She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing at Edith Cowan University in 1999, Masters in Health Science (Infection Control) with Honors at Griffith University in 2002, Immunisation Certificate in 2008 and TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment in 2015. Megan has 30 years knowledge, skills and experience working in the specialist area of infection prevention and management, and HIV/AIDS in the community, residential, office-based, acute, ambulatory and day surgery health care settings. Over the years, she has attended and presented posters and papers at state, national and international conferences, published in Australian Infection Control peer-review journal, established a respite house for people living with HIV disease, guest lectured to undergraduate nurses at Edith Cowan University and currently co-coordinates a Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control course with the Centre for Nursing Education at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. In 1998 Megan commenced Hands-On Infection Control which provides an infection prevention advisory, education and immunisation services to over 100 acute, community, residential, volunteer, office-based, day surgery, rehabilitation, child care, personal services, corrective/justice, aviation, industry and training organisations in both metropolitan, rural and remote Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Megan continues to participate in professional development opportunities, which reflect the need to know of, understand and professionally practice evidence-based infection prevention and management. Her professional memberships include the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Inc (APIC), Royal College of Nursing Australia, Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI), Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) Ltd and the Sterilizing Research & Advisory Council of Australia (SRACA WA). Megan has held executive positions on both State and National infection control professional associations, was Convenor of the 2010 AICA 6th Biennial Infection Control Conference and WA representative on the 2012 ACIPC (formally AICA) 7th Biennial Conference Executive Committee. Megan was appointed as a Director to the First Executive Council of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) in January 2012 and until 1 July 2013 was the Co-Chair of the College Education and Research Committee. She currently is Co-Lead of the College WA Special Interest Group.
- RN BN Midwifery Cert Grad Cert in Infection Control Immunisation Cert TAE40110 Cert IV Training & Assessment HHA Gold Standard Auditor & Assessor Yvonne completed her registered nurse training at the WA Institute of Technology in 1984. After completing her Midwifery certificate at KEMH in 1988 she moved into day surgery where she has remained for the last 27 years combining a clinical and management role including staff development, WH&S, quality, accreditation (ACHS and ISO 9001) and infection prevention and control. In 2007/2008, Yvonne completed the Graduate Certificate in Infection Control, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in 2014, Immunisation Certificate in 2009 and became a Hand Hygiene Australia (HHA) Gold Standard Hand Hygiene Auditor & Assessor in 2016. She is currently a member of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACICP). Yvonne joined the Hands-On team in May 2009 and brings with her a wealth of experience in the day surgery setting, in particular ophthalmic surgery. When not working with Hands-On, Yvonne is the Infection Control Coordinator at a 95 bed private hospital in metropolitan Perth.
- RN RM Exec Cert in Health Services Management Immunisation Cert Chris commenced working with the team in the position of Immunisation Nurse in March 2013 to assist with our busy influenza vaccination season. Chris has extensive experience working in the acute care, residential care and community care sector as a registered nurse and midwife. She is an accredited hand hygiene auditor and has been responsible for coordinating the healthcare worker immunisation at a large tertiary hospital.