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
 

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 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.

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. 

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 Residential Aged Care 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.