RN BN MHlthSc (Inf Control) TAE40116 Cert IV in Training & Assessment Immunisation Certificate NHHI 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 TAE40116 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 until recently co-coordinated 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, Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) Ltd, Sterilizing Research & Advisory Council of Australia (SRACA WA) and Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia (GENCA).
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.