One and two day programs for those working in aged care home settings. Presented by the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC). Now is the time to ensure your facility has a workforce trained in infection prevention and control and has programs in place.

Infections can happen anywhere, but people living in aged care homes can be more at risk than others.

This workshop series offers education focused on infection prevention in an aged care home setting. The informative and interactive program will be delivered by skilled, experienced presenters and offers one or two-day workshop options suitable for anyone providing care to people living in aged care home environments or facilities. This may include allied and support staff, cleaning staff, nursing assistants, and enrolled and registered nurses. 

Presenters

These workshops will be presented by education professionals and credentialled infection control professionals with many years’ experience leading infection prevention and control programs, and in providing advice on infection prevention to various organisations. All presenters are practiced facilitators, with expertise in program implementation.

Upcoming Workshops

  • March 28th-29th | Brisbane, QLD
  • April 11th-12th | Queanbeyan, NSW

Visit the ACIPC Upcoming Education and Events Page for more planned training

Attendees may choose to attend one or both days, depending on their individual learning needs.  

Course Fees 

 

ACIPC Member

Non-Member

Join ACIPC & Register*

Day One or Day Two

$150

$220

$250

Both Days

$300

$450

$400

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Registrations are now open for:

Brisbane 28-29th March, 2019

Venue: Clinical Skills Development Service,
                Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital 

Time: 8:30am – 4:45pm, 28-29th March

Queanbeyan 11-12th April, 2019

Venue: Letchworth Neighbourhood Centre
                28 Miller Street

Time: 8:30am – 4:45pm, 11-12th April

WORKSHOP ONE

INTRODUCTORY PRINCIPLES OF INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

This workshop can be offered as a one day workshop or as day one of a two day workshop and is targeted towards all staff including allied health, nursing assistants, enrolled and registered nurses, environmental cleaning and catering staff or any staff with either interest or a role in infection prevention and control. We will cover topics and information about how infections are spread, precautions to minimise the risk of infection (such as how to practice hand washing and hand hygiene, and when to wear gloves or other protective clothing), safe infection prevention work practices (such as safe handling of linen and food service), and vaccinations for staff and residents.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Summarise the principles of infection prevention and control as they apply to aged care home settings
  • Discuss practical application of these principles to aged care practice
  • Outline the rationale for and elements of safe staff health processes
  • Discuss the main considerations associated with providing care to residents with specific conditions in relation to infection and prevention and control.

WORKSHOP TWO

COORDINATING AN INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM IN AGED CARE HOMES

Presented over one day, and building on the introductory concepts of the introductory workshop and can be offered as a standalone workshop. This instructive workshop is for those requiring a more detailed knowledge of infection prevention and control strategies, or who hold an infection prevention and control portfolio or accountability for managing infection prevention control issues or staff. This could include infection prevention and control managers, coordinators, or link nurses. Numbers will be limited to allow participants to share experiences, and undertake small group activities to apply content to practice. Topics to be covered includes organisms of significance, outbreak management, surveillance, antibiotic stewardship and governance and policy. Participants may register for this workshop as part of a special two-day program, or choose to attend the single day.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify key elements of a successful infection prevention and control program in an aged care home setting
  • Discuss requirements for governance and policy development to support an effective infection prevention and control program
  • List organisms of significance, and consider related requirements for the care of residents.
  • Identify strategies for outbreak management, and apply these to practice
  • Discuss relevant surveillance and monitoring activities to support the infection prevention and control program in an aged care home setting
  •  Identify relevant resources to support an effective infection prevention and control program plan.

Course Fees 

 

ACIPC Member

Non-Member

Join ACIPC & Register*

Day One or Day Two

$150

$220

$250

Both Days

$300

$450

$400

All prices GST inclusive *Please allow for 1 day processing time if you become a member of the College to receive the discount 

Group prices to help you support professional development of your staff

ACIPC recognises how important it is to support the ongoing professional development of staff. To help organisations in this goal we offer a group price:  enrol 5 or more staff from your practice at the same time and receive a 7.5% discount. Please contact admin@acipc.org.au  to arrange a group booking for your staff. 

Are you an aged care home provider or organisation?

The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control is a peak governing body for Infection Control professionals throughout the Australasian region. We can develop a workshop tailored to your organisation. Contact the National Office to find out more: admin@acipc.org.au or phone +61 3 6281 9239

ACIPC Event Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) is the peak body for infection prevention and control professionals in the Australasian region. Education and research are a key focus area of ACIPC and events enable members and non-members to undertake education and identify areas for research that will lead to improved knowledge, evidence-based education and practice and improved patient outcomes.

The purpose of this policy is to provide a standardised, transparent approach to ACIPC event registration, cancellation and refund of registrant payment to both ACIPC members and nonmembers. Registration for ACIPC events is made via the on-line registration process through the ACIPC website for any College event. 

  1. SCOPE

This policy covers registration, cancellation and refunds for ACIPC educational events.

  1. DEFINITIONS

ACIPC – Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control

EFT – electronic funds transfer

Registrant – any person registering for an ACIPC event or course

  1. LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORK

The Registration, Cancellation and Refund policy will be published on the ACIPC website.  All event and course registrants must agree to the Terms and Conditions prior to registering and paying for an event. 

  1. POLICY STATEMENT

The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Registrants are advised to consider personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions in the event of attending a face-to-face activity. ACIPC does not cover individuals against the cancellation or postponement of an event or for theft or damage to belongings.  ACIPC reserves the right to cancel or postpone an activity.

Payments for events

Payment for ACIPC events occurs as an online function of registration on the ACIPC website 

Credit Card Payment

Credit cards accepted are Visa and MasterCard.  

Currency and GST

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD$) and include 10% GST.

EFT Payments

Please include the EFT reference shown on your ACIPC Tax Invoice when submitting an EFT and email the details including date, amount and your bank’s reference to the ACIPC Secretariat admin@acipc.org.au

 Confirmations and Tax Invoices

A confirmation with a PDF Tax Invoice will be emailed automatically when you submit your registration. If you pay by credit card a receipt will also be attached. If you elect for EFT/bank transfer an invoice will be emailed to you with payment due within 14 days.

If you are registering within 7 days of the event, you will be required to pay with a credit card when registering online. Direct debit method will not be available.

Cancellation & Refund

If a registrant is unable to attend an event, withdrawing from an event or applying for a refund, the following will apply.

IPC in Aged Care Home Settings Refund Policy

Registration Online via credit card or EFT/bank transfer. NOTE: EFT not available within 7 days of a workshop. Payment will be by credit card only.

Cancellation greater than 5 working days before workshop: Full refund where payment is made online via credit card.  $50 administration fee applies if payment via direct deposit/EFT. Refunds will occur within 14 days.

Cancellation inside 5 days before workshop: No refund given. Subject to full payment to cover cost commitments.

 

  • Registrants must take into consideration prior to requesting a refund that venue, food and beverage etc. may have been finalised and confirmed prior to the event and have incurred considerable and non-refundable costs to ACIPC. Refunds will only be processed to the credit card or bank account of the individual, organisation or institution from which the payment was received.
  • Event registration fees will not be refunded or allocated to another event unless there are extenuating circumstances that prevents attendance. ACIPC cannot accept responsibility for changes to work commitments, illness or other personal circumstances within the specific cut-off periods as outlined.
  • All cancellations must be advised via email to the ACIPC Secretariat at admin@acipc.org.au.

Please Note:

Attendees can elect for another person to attend the event in their place with no added cost.

In the event of a cancellation by ACIPC:

A full refund will be given to all registrants if a session has been cancelled by ACIPC.

Non-Attendance

If a registered attendee fails to attend an event for which they had registered, the event registration fees will not be refunded or allocated to another event.

 General

ACIPC reserves the right to cancel, postpone or re-schedule events due to low enrolments or unforeseen circumstances.  Where a refund is due to a participant a full refund will be made within 14 days via the same method of payment. All registrants will be emailed informing them of the change in event circumstances at the College’s earliest convenience.