INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE
 
The ACIPC Infection Prevention and Control in Residential Aged Care is a  program that provides participants with a body of knowledge and essential information specific for infection prevention and control in the Residential Care setting.
 
Registration is open to members and non-members on a first-come-first-served basis and dates will be advertised shortly. For more information and to express your interest in attending, please email officemanager@acipc.org.au 

COURSE OUTLINE

Principles of Infection Control in the Residential Care setting

Chain of infection , Basic microbiology, Transmission, Standard Precautions, Transmission based precautions.

Work practice

Hand hygiene: Effective hand hygiene (5 moments, Taking care of your hands, Jewellery/nails/bare below the elbows), PPE: What when why, Glove use – sterile, non-sterile, utility, Cleaning & Disinfection, Food handling, Linen, Waste, Transport, Equipment handling.

Staff Health

Occupational exposure, Sharps safety, Vaccination, Wellness, Pregnant staff.

Resident Health

Vaccination, Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, Chronic diseases and infection, Dysphasia – aspiration pneumonia, Cellulitis, Functional impairment – continence, renal, respiratory, Managing invasive devices.

 

 

Target Audience

Health and allied health care professionals and support staff from Residential Care settings. Participants may work in aged care settings or provide home care, or work with disabled clients in group  care settings, or the home environment.

  • Health Care Assistants (aged care, disability care, home care)

  • Nurses

  • Infection control link staff

  • Environmental hygiene and Cleaning staff

  • Residential Care managers (age care, NDIS providers)

  • Catering staff

  • Disability Support staff

  • Home care

Program Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • 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

Course Facilitators

Sue Greig RN, MN (Inf Cont) Uni of Sydney, CICP-E

Sue has been an Infection Prevention and Control professional for many years with involvement in education options for IPCs. She has worked in the public and private sector and has extensive experience in office practice. Sue has been a member of the College Credentialling Committee since 2008 and represents the College on an external working group for review of the Infection Control in Endoscopy guidelines along with members from GESA, GENCA and ASID. Sue is currently a Senior Project Officer with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) working within the AURA, IPC/HAI and Emerging Issues Program. She has worked on key projects including supporting clinician capacity in infection prevention and control with the development of learning resources including the 10 online IPC modules; IPC orientation and risk management resources to support healthcare professionals with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, Preventing and Controlling Health Care Associated Infection (1st and 2nd editions). Sue is looking forward to working with the College to offer education options to meet the needs of the members. Sue is a Life Member of ACIPC. 

Fiona Gotterson RN, MN, MACN. Cert. IV Project Management

Fiona is a registered nurse with extensive experience in nursing, education, quality improvement, and project management. Currently Fiona is undertaking a PhD with the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship with research focused on the role of the nurse in antimicrobial stewardship in Australian health settings. Fiona’s previous role was at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (the Commission), working within the National Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Program, coordinating projects related to antimicrobial stewardship, implementation of the National Safety and Quality in Health Service Standard, Standard 3 (Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections), and development of resources to support implementation of the National Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines. Along with antimicrobial stewardship, her main interests are in implementation and translation of research evidence to practice, multidisciplinary teamwork, and quality improvement. 

More information about ACIPC’s Infection Prevention in Residential Aged Care program can be found on our Professional Development Page. 

ACIPC Event Registration, Cancellation and Refund Policy can also be found on this page. 

For enquiries please contact our Australasian Office: admin@acipc.org.au or phone +61 3 6281 9239