Enrolments for ACIPC’s Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control are now open and the course will commence on October 29 2018.
Foundations is a self-paced 21 week online course and there will be a 4 week break over January.
ACIPC Members $1420 / Non-Members $1700.
If you are not a ACIPC member, why not join the College here now (before enrolling) and claim the discounted rate? Please allow for a few hours business processing time. Additional member benefits are detailed in the link.
Do you know someone in our field who possesses incredible enthusiasm, provides inspiration to others even in the most difficult of circumstances; and who is a visionary leader that collaborates with others to achieve the best for their team, for the College and for better healthcare outcomes?
Perhaps you know someone that has an unfailing commitment to Infection Prevention and a compelling vision that encourages and motivates others to take purposeful action?
In busy workplaces and with competing demands it can be difficult to pause and reflect on your own leadership capability and those of others. Often, we work alongside worthy individuals without affording them suitable recognition and acknowledgement of the work they do. The ACIPC nomination process provides an opportunity to highlight the work of individuals who have exhibited exemplary leadership in complex healthcare environments.
Why not take the time to reflect on those you have worked with and to nominate a peer whose attributes you admire or aspire to and submit a nomination which highlights to the broader infection prevention and control community how worthy the nominee is in receiving an award recognising outstanding skill, significant achievement and, visionary leadership in Infection Prevention and Control.
Applications for the Claire Boardman CICP medal for outstanding leadership are now open until Friday 21 September for more information visit the ACIPC Scholarships and Awards page or contact the College Secretariat.
Please visit the College Position Statements page to view a letter from Professor Marilyn Cruickshank in response to several recent posts on the discussion list Infexion Connexion concerning the Australia’s National Hand Hygiene Initiative. The statement has been endorsed by the ACIPC Board of Directors. Any commentary on this can be sent to email@example.com for forwarding to the College Executive Management Team.
The Department of Health launched a dedicated antimicrobial resistance (AMR) website in November 2017 www.amr.gov.au.
The Activity and research directory (the Directory) section of the AMR website provides the opportunity for anyone who is undertaking research and/or an activity that supports Australia’s response to AMR to submit a summary to be listed in the Directory. Activities included in the Directory can be led by the Australian Government, state and territory governments, non-government organisations, professional bodies and research organisations. The Directory will be a really useful tool to assist in building our information on AMR, and will help to further strengthen Australia’s response to the threat of AMR by identifying potential cross-linkages across existing research and activities, and targeting our efforts to the areas identified as most in need. The Directory can be accessed via: https://www.amr.gov.au/activity-and-research-directory
ACIPC Member Leah Stott is the inaugural recipient of the Dr Joan Faoagali scholarship which awards $1000 for a student to undertake ACIPC’s Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course.
The applications for the award were reviewed by Dr. Deborough MacBeth (Chair Credentialling and Professional Standards Committee and Board Director) and Ms Belinda Henderson (Past President, ACIPC) who commented that all applications received were of a very high standard.
Thank you to all students who applied for the award and congratulations to Leah.
More information about the Dr Joan Faoagali Award can be found on the ACIPC Scholarships and Awards page.
Registrations for Foundations are still open with course work commencing on the 18th April. For any enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org