Professor Ramon Shaban

BSc(Med) BN GradCertInfCon PGDipPH&TM MEd MCommHealthPrac(Hons1) PhD RN FCENA FACN CICP-E
Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases &
Biosecurity, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Office 0.4 20, 176 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW, 2145

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61(0)2 86273117

Biographical details

Professor Shaban is the Inaugural Clinical Chair and Professor of Infection Prevention and Control at the University of Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health District, within the Sydney Nursing School and Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity.

As an credentialled expert infection control practitioner and emergency nurse, his inter-professional expertise in infectious diseases, infection control and emergency care are the basis of a highly successful and integrated program of teaching, practice, and research. Professor Shaban is a member of the Australian Government Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, a member of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Healthcare-associated Infection Advisory Committee and is the immediate Past President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention. He is a delegate member representative to the World Health Organization Global Outbreak and Response Network, and in 2016 Ramon served as Technical Advisor (Antimicrobial Resistance) to the World Health Organization. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Australasian Emergency Care and Senior Editor of Infection, Disease and Health.

Research interests

  • Infectious diseases; Infection prevention and control; Antimicrobial resistance.
  • Clinical judgement and decision-making; Health professional regulation; Interdisciplinary practice.
  • Clinical governance; Safety and quality in healthcare; Health systems structure and performance.
  • Emergency care; health and medical sciences.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Minimum practice standards for emergency nursing graduates Tamsin JONES
Electronic Surveillance for Hand Hygiene Auditing: An exploratory and evaluative study (Project: ESHHA) Katherine MCKAY

Keywords

Emergency Care; Infection Prevention and Control; Infection and immunity; Infectious Diseases; Outbreaks and Surveillance

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Considine, J., Shaban, R., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2016). Research for Emergency Care. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 105-121). Sydney: Elsevier.

Journals

  • Ranse, J., Arbon, P., Cusack, L., Shaban, R. (2018). Australian Civilian Hospital Nurses� Lived Experience of the Out-of-Hospital Environment following a Disaster: A Lived-Space Perspective. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32(S1), S146-147.
  • Considine, J., Curtis, K., Shaban, R., Fry, M. (2018). Consensus-based clinical research priorities for emergency nursing in Australia. Australasian Emergency Care, 21(2), 43-50. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Fitzpatrick, L., Considine, J., Shaban, R., Curtis, K. (2018). Emergency department utilisation among older people with acute and/or chronic conditions: A multi-centre retrospective study. International Emergency Nursing, 37, 39-43. [More Information]
  • Russo, P., Shaban, R., MacBeth, D., Carter, A., Mitchell, B. (2018). Impact of electronic healthcare associated infection surveillance software on infection prevention resources a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Hospital Infection, 99(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Shaban, R. (2018). Infection, Disease & Health for today, tomorrow, and the future. Infection, Disease and Health, 23(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Alcorn, S., van der Hoek, J., Shaban, R. (2018). Reducing inappropriate third-generation cephalosporin use for community-acquired pneumonia in a small Australian emergency department. Infection, Disease and Health, 23(3), 163-169. [More Information]
  • Werner, C., Shaban, R. (2018). Successfully clearing discharged patients of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Opportunities for the prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance. Infection, Disease and Health, 23, 57-62. [More Information]
  • Ng, K., Shaban, R., van de Mortel, T. (2018). The influence of religious and cultural beliefs on hand hygiene behaviour in the United Arab Emirates. Infection, Disease and Health, 23(4), 887-889. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., Considine, J., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Case study and case-based research in emergency nursing and care: Theoretical foundations and practical application in paramedic pre-hospital clinical judgment and decision-making of patients with mental illness. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 17-24. [More Information]
  • Kingswell, C., Shaban, R., Crilly, J. (2017). Concepts, antecedents and consequences of ambulance ramping in the emergency department: A scoping review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(4), 153-160. [More Information]
  • Considine, J., Shaban, R., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Evidence based emergency nursing: Designing a research question and searching the literature. International Emergency Nursing, 32, 78-82. [More Information]
  • Tatham, P., Stadler, F., Murray, A., Shaban, R. (2017). Flying maggots: a smart logistic solution to an enduring medical challenge. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 7(2), 172-193. [More Information]
  • Ng, W., Shaban, R., van de Mortel, T. (2017). Healthcare professionals� hand hygiene knowledge and beliefs in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Infection Prevention (formerly: British Journal of Infection Control), 18(3), 134-142. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Shaban, R., Russo, P., Macbeth, D. (2017). Ideas required: Antimicrobial resistance in aged-care facilities requires a novel approach. The Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin, , 38-39.
  • Shaban, R., Maloney, S., Gerrard, J., Collignon, P., Macbeth, D., Cruickshank, M., Hume, A., Jennison, A., Graham, R., Bergh, H., et al (2017). Outbreak of health care-associated Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection attributed to contaminated sterile gel used for central line insertion under ultrasound guidance and other procedures. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(9), 954-958. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Shaban, R., MacBeth, D., Wood, C., Russo, P. (2017). The burden of healthcare-associated infection in Australian hospitals: A systematic review of the literature. Infection, Disease and Health, 22(3), 117-128. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Fry, M., Shaban, R., Considine, J. (2017). Translating research findings to clinical nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(5-6), 862-872. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Curtis, K., Considine, J., Shaban, R. (2017). Using observation to collect data in emergency research. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 25-30. [More Information]
  • Needham, J., McMurray, A., Shaban, R. (2016). Best practice in clinical facilitation of undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice, 20, 131-138. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Shaban, R., Dancer, S., Cheng, A., Gilbert, G. (2016). Infection, Disease and Health: A journal for the future. Infection, Disease and Health, 21(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Brocket, J., Shaban, R. (2015). Characteristics of a successful hospital hand hygiene program: An Australian perspective. Healthcare Infection, 20(4), 101-107. [More Information]
  • Lynch, G., Shaban, R., Massey, D. (2015). Evaluating the orthogeriatric model of care at an Australian tertiary hospital. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 19(4), 184-193. [More Information]
  • Stackelroth, J., Sinnott, M., Shaban, R. (2015). Hesitation and error: Does product placement in an emergency department influence hand hygiene performance? American Journal of Infection Control, 43(9), 913-916. [More Information]
  • Felemban, O., St John, W., Shaban, R. (2015). Infection prevention and control in home nursing: Case study of four organisations in Australia. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(9), 451-457. [More Information]
  • Stadler, F., Shaban, R., Tatham, P. (2015). Maggot Debridement Therapy in Disaster Medicine. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 31(1), 79-84. [More Information]
  • Jones, T., Shaban, R., Creedy, D. (2015). Practice standards for emergency nursing: An international review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 18(4), 190-203. [More Information]
  • Clements, A., Curtis, K., Horvat, L., Shaban, R. (2015). The effect of a nurse team leader on communication and leadership in major trauma resuscitations. International Emergency Nursing, 23(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Kingswell, C., Shaban, R., Crilly, J. (2015). The lived experiences of patients and ambulance ramping in a regional Australian emergency department: An interpretive phenomenology study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 18(4), 182-189. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., Mitchell, B. (2015). Trends in publication scholarship in Healthcare Infection: A 12-year analysis. Healthcare Infection, 20(4), 85-88. [More Information]
  • McCarthy, A., Shaban, R., Gillespie, K., Vick, J. (2014). Cryotherapy for docetaxel-induced hand and nail toxicity: Randomised control trial. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(5), 1375-1383. [More Information]
  • Godsell, M., Shaban, R., Gamble, J. (2013). "Recognizing rapport": Health professionals' lived experience of caring for patients under transmission-based precautions in an Australian health care setting. American Journal of Infection Control, 41(11), 971-975. [More Information]
  • Arbon, P., Ranse, J., Cusack, L., Considine, J., Shaban, R., Woodman, R., Bahnisch, L., Kako, M., Hammad, K., Mitchell, B. (2013). Australasian emergency nurses' willingness to attend work in a disaster: A survey. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(2), 52-57. [More Information]
  • Starmer, K., Sinnott, M., Shaban, R., Donegan, E., Kapitzke, D. (2013). Blind prescribing: A study of junior doctors' prescribing preparedness in an Australian emergency department. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25(2), 147-153. [More Information]
  • McCarthy, A., Yates, P., Shaban, R. (2013). Cross-sectional survey of the health behaviour of southeast Queensland women with cancer-treatment induced menopause: Implications for cancer and primary care nurses. Collegian, 20(4), 223-231. [More Information]
  • Ranse, J., Shaban, R., Considine, J., Hammad, K., Arbon, P., Mitchell, B., Lenson, S. (2013). Disaster content in Australian tertiary postgraduate emergency nursing courses: A survey. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(2), 58-63. [More Information]
  • Arbon, P., Cusack, L., Ranse, J., Shaban, R., Considine, J., Kako, M., Woodman, R., Mitchell, B., Bahnisch, L., Hammad, K. (2013). Exploring staff willingness to attend work during a disaster: A study of nurses employed in four Australian emergency departments. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(3), 103-109. [More Information]
  • McCarthy, A., Tramm, R., Shaban, R., Yates, P. (2013). Factors influencing health behaviors of younger women after menopause-inducing cancer treatment. Public Health Nursing, 30(2), 106-116. [More Information]
  • Winch, S., Sinnott, M., Shaban, R. (2013). It Is Not Your Fault: Suggestions for Building Ethical Capacity in Individuals Through Structural Reform to Health Care Organisations: Comment on "Moral Distress in Uninsured Health Care" by Anita Nivens and Janet Buelow. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 10(3), 423-424. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., McCarthy, A. (2013). Nurse-led trials of medical devices: General principles and good practice. Nurse Researcher, 20(5), 21-27. [More Information]
  • Sloane, T., Shaban, R., Gillespie, B. (2012). Barriers and enablers to the uptake of alcohol-based hand rubs for pre-operative hand antisepsis in the operating room: An Australian perspective. Healthcare Infection, 17(1), 25-32. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., Holzhauser, K., Gillespie, K., Huckson, S., Bennetts, S. (2012). Characteristics of effective interventions supporting quality pain management in Australian emergency departments: An exploratory study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(1), 23-30. [More Information]
  • Felemban, O., St John, W., Shaban, R. (2012). Hand hygiene practices of home visiting community nurses: Perceptions, compliance, techniques, and contextual factors of practice using the world health organization's "five moments for hand hygiene". Home Healthcare Nurse, 30(3), 152-160. [More Information]
  • Fitzgerald, G., Aitken, P., Shaban, R., Patrick, J., Arbon, P., McCarthy, S., Clark, M., Considine, J., Finucane, J., Holzhauser, K., et al (2012). Pandemic (H1N1) Influenza 2009 and Australian emergency departments: Implications for policy, practice and pandemic preparedness. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(2), 159-165. [More Information]

2018

  • Ranse, J., Arbon, P., Cusack, L., Shaban, R. (2018). Australian Civilian Hospital Nurses� Lived Experience of the Out-of-Hospital Environment following a Disaster: A Lived-Space Perspective. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 32(S1), S146-147.
  • Considine, J., Curtis, K., Shaban, R., Fry, M. (2018). Consensus-based clinical research priorities for emergency nursing in Australia. Australasian Emergency Care, 21(2), 43-50. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Fitzpatrick, L., Considine, J., Shaban, R., Curtis, K. (2018). Emergency department utilisation among older people with acute and/or chronic conditions: A multi-centre retrospective study. International Emergency Nursing, 37, 39-43. [More Information]
  • Russo, P., Shaban, R., MacBeth, D., Carter, A., Mitchell, B. (2018). Impact of electronic healthcare associated infection surveillance software on infection prevention resources a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Hospital Infection, 99(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Shaban, R. (2018). Infection, Disease & Health for today, tomorrow, and the future. Infection, Disease and Health, 23(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Alcorn, S., van der Hoek, J., Shaban, R. (2018). Reducing inappropriate third-generation cephalosporin use for community-acquired pneumonia in a small Australian emergency department. Infection, Disease and Health, 23(3), 163-169. [More Information]
  • Werner, C., Shaban, R. (2018). Successfully clearing discharged patients of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Opportunities for the prevention and containment of antimicrobial resistance. Infection, Disease and Health, 23, 57-62. [More Information]
  • Ng, K., Shaban, R., van de Mortel, T. (2018). The influence of religious and cultural beliefs on hand hygiene behaviour in the United Arab Emirates. Infection, Disease and Health, 23(4), 887-889. [More Information]

2017

  • Shaban, R., Considine, J., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Case study and case-based research in emergency nursing and care: Theoretical foundations and practical application in paramedic pre-hospital clinical judgment and decision-making of patients with mental illness. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 17-24. [More Information]
  • Kingswell, C., Shaban, R., Crilly, J. (2017). Concepts, antecedents and consequences of ambulance ramping in the emergency department: A scoping review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(4), 153-160. [More Information]
  • Considine, J., Shaban, R., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2017). Evidence based emergency nursing: Designing a research question and searching the literature. International Emergency Nursing, 32, 78-82. [More Information]
  • Tatham, P., Stadler, F., Murray, A., Shaban, R. (2017). Flying maggots: a smart logistic solution to an enduring medical challenge. Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 7(2), 172-193. [More Information]
  • Ng, W., Shaban, R., van de Mortel, T. (2017). Healthcare professionals� hand hygiene knowledge and beliefs in the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Infection Prevention (formerly: British Journal of Infection Control), 18(3), 134-142. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Shaban, R., Russo, P., Macbeth, D. (2017). Ideas required: Antimicrobial resistance in aged-care facilities requires a novel approach. The Australian Hospital + Healthcare Bulletin, , 38-39.
  • Shaban, R., Maloney, S., Gerrard, J., Collignon, P., Macbeth, D., Cruickshank, M., Hume, A., Jennison, A., Graham, R., Bergh, H., et al (2017). Outbreak of health care-associated Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection attributed to contaminated sterile gel used for central line insertion under ultrasound guidance and other procedures. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(9), 954-958. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Shaban, R., MacBeth, D., Wood, C., Russo, P. (2017). The burden of healthcare-associated infection in Australian hospitals: A systematic review of the literature. Infection, Disease and Health, 22(3), 117-128. [More Information]
  • Curtis, K., Fry, M., Shaban, R., Considine, J. (2017). Translating research findings to clinical nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(5-6), 862-872. [More Information]
  • Fry, M., Curtis, K., Considine, J., Shaban, R. (2017). Using observation to collect data in emergency research. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 20(1), 25-30. [More Information]

2016

  • Needham, J., McMurray, A., Shaban, R. (2016). Best practice in clinical facilitation of undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice, 20, 131-138. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, B., Shaban, R., Dancer, S., Cheng, A., Gilbert, G. (2016). Infection, Disease and Health: A journal for the future. Infection, Disease and Health, 21(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Considine, J., Shaban, R., Fry, M., Curtis, K. (2016). Research for Emergency Care. In Kate Curtis and Clair Ramsden (Eds.), Emergency and Trauma Care 2e: For Nurses and Paramedics, (pp. 105-121). Sydney: Elsevier.

2015

  • Brocket, J., Shaban, R. (2015). Characteristics of a successful hospital hand hygiene program: An Australian perspective. Healthcare Infection, 20(4), 101-107. [More Information]
  • Lynch, G., Shaban, R., Massey, D. (2015). Evaluating the orthogeriatric model of care at an Australian tertiary hospital. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 19(4), 184-193. [More Information]
  • Stackelroth, J., Sinnott, M., Shaban, R. (2015). Hesitation and error: Does product placement in an emergency department influence hand hygiene performance? American Journal of Infection Control, 43(9), 913-916. [More Information]
  • Felemban, O., St John, W., Shaban, R. (2015). Infection prevention and control in home nursing: Case study of four organisations in Australia. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20(9), 451-457. [More Information]
  • Stadler, F., Shaban, R., Tatham, P. (2015). Maggot Debridement Therapy in Disaster Medicine. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 31(1), 79-84. [More Information]
  • Jones, T., Shaban, R., Creedy, D. (2015). Practice standards for emergency nursing: An international review. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 18(4), 190-203. [More Information]
  • Clements, A., Curtis, K., Horvat, L., Shaban, R. (2015). The effect of a nurse team leader on communication and leadership in major trauma resuscitations. International Emergency Nursing, 23(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Kingswell, C., Shaban, R., Crilly, J. (2015). The lived experiences of patients and ambulance ramping in a regional Australian emergency department: An interpretive phenomenology study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 18(4), 182-189. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., Mitchell, B. (2015). Trends in publication scholarship in Healthcare Infection: A 12-year analysis. Healthcare Infection, 20(4), 85-88. [More Information]

2014

  • McCarthy, A., Shaban, R., Gillespie, K., Vick, J. (2014). Cryotherapy for docetaxel-induced hand and nail toxicity: Randomised control trial. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(5), 1375-1383. [More Information]

2013

  • Godsell, M., Shaban, R., Gamble, J. (2013). "Recognizing rapport": Health professionals' lived experience of caring for patients under transmission-based precautions in an Australian health care setting. American Journal of Infection Control, 41(11), 971-975. [More Information]
  • Arbon, P., Ranse, J., Cusack, L., Considine, J., Shaban, R., Woodman, R., Bahnisch, L., Kako, M., Hammad, K., Mitchell, B. (2013). Australasian emergency nurses' willingness to attend work in a disaster: A survey. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(2), 52-57. [More Information]
  • Starmer, K., Sinnott, M., Shaban, R., Donegan, E., Kapitzke, D. (2013). Blind prescribing: A study of junior doctors' prescribing preparedness in an Australian emergency department. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 25(2), 147-153. [More Information]
  • McCarthy, A., Yates, P., Shaban, R. (2013). Cross-sectional survey of the health behaviour of southeast Queensland women with cancer-treatment induced menopause: Implications for cancer and primary care nurses. Collegian, 20(4), 223-231. [More Information]
  • Ranse, J., Shaban, R., Considine, J., Hammad, K., Arbon, P., Mitchell, B., Lenson, S. (2013). Disaster content in Australian tertiary postgraduate emergency nursing courses: A survey. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(2), 58-63. [More Information]
  • Arbon, P., Cusack, L., Ranse, J., Shaban, R., Considine, J., Kako, M., Woodman, R., Mitchell, B., Bahnisch, L., Hammad, K. (2013). Exploring staff willingness to attend work during a disaster: A study of nurses employed in four Australian emergency departments. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 16(3), 103-109. [More Information]
  • McCarthy, A., Tramm, R., Shaban, R., Yates, P. (2013). Factors influencing health behaviors of younger women after menopause-inducing cancer treatment. Public Health Nursing, 30(2), 106-116. [More Information]
  • Winch, S., Sinnott, M., Shaban, R. (2013). It Is Not Your Fault: Suggestions for Building Ethical Capacity in Individuals Through Structural Reform to Health Care Organisations: Comment on "Moral Distress in Uninsured Health Care" by Anita Nivens and Janet Buelow. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 10(3), 423-424. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., McCarthy, A. (2013). Nurse-led trials of medical devices: General principles and good practice. Nurse Researcher, 20(5), 21-27. [More Information]

2012

  • Sloane, T., Shaban, R., Gillespie, B. (2012). Barriers and enablers to the uptake of alcohol-based hand rubs for pre-operative hand antisepsis in the operating room: An Australian perspective. Healthcare Infection, 17(1), 25-32. [More Information]
  • Shaban, R., Holzhauser, K., Gillespie, K., Huckson, S., Bennetts, S. (2012). Characteristics of effective interventions supporting quality pain management in Australian emergency departments: An exploratory study. Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal, 15(1), 23-30. [More Information]
  • Felemban, O., St John, W., Shaban, R. (2012). Hand hygiene practices of home visiting community nurses: Perceptions, compliance, techniques, and contextual factors of practice using the world health organization's "five moments for hand hygiene". Home Healthcare Nurse, 30(3), 152-160. [More Information]
  • Fitzgerald, G., Aitken, P., Shaban, R., Patrick, J., Arbon, P., McCarthy, S., Clark, M., Considine, J., Finucane, J., Holzhauser, K., et al (2012). Pandemic (H1N1) Influenza 2009 and Australian emergency departments: Implications for policy, practice and pandemic preparedness. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24(2), 159-165. [More Information]

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