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ACIPC Aged Care Community of Practice Webinar Series

ACIPC Aged Care IPC Community of Practice Webinar Series 2024 

Membership is not required for attendance – everyone welcome

Note: Aged Care IPC Leads who have completed the ACIPC Foundations IPC Course are automatically gifted an ongoing ACIPC Educational Membership. The membership enables access to website educational material and the Aged Care Infexion and Infexion Conexion. Educational members are asked to ensure their contact details are correct with the College.

Webinar resources and templates

All resources and templates utilised in the webinar series will be loaded onto the Australasia Aged Care Resource page. These can be utilised to assist guiding practices across the industry.

Link: https://www.acipc.org.au/aged-care/resources-australasian-aged-care/

Wednesday 10 April 2024   

Speaker: Sarah Gaines Hill. General Manager Infection Prevention and Control. Blue Cross

Looking at your facility through an IPC lens – what’s in an aged care IPC program?

This session will look at aged care facilities from top to bottom, identifying all the areas that require IPC consideration. Labelling these areas provides a foundation for an IPC aged care program. We will look at templates and resources to guide this process. The floor is open for comments, input and sharing ideas and concerns.

Wednesday 12 June 2024 

Getting Gloving Great 

This session addresses areas of concern/risk arising from gloving use in aged care. We look at gloving across all areas of the facility – catering, cleaning, care, laundry, maintenance. Example process documents for all areas will be shared. Tips for teams to use gloves correctly and marry hand hygiene with glove donning and doffing. Example process documents for all areas will be shared. The floor is open for comments, input and sharing ideas and concerns.

Wednesday 14 August 2024 

Nitty gritty of aged care IPC surveillance/audit 

This session will explore the process of surveillance/audit in aged care – what auditing should be considered, what tools can be use, how results are turned into action plans, and how action plans are written. We will look at audit and action plan templates. The floor is open for comments, input and sharing ideas and concerns.

Wednesday 16 October 2024 

Tips and tricks to managing IPC in environmental services – cleaning, laundry, waste, catering 

This session pulls apart all aspects of environmental services, and examines what IPC looks like in these speciality areas. What resources can support the services and help overseeing managers be in the know? The floor is open for comments, input and sharing ideas and concerns.

Wednesday 11 December 2024 

Organisms of concern – managing multi-resistant organisms (MRO) in aged care 

MRO are not necessarily managed the same way in aged care as they would be in the acute sector. This session will look at common aged care MRO infections and how the risk can be assessed and managed. We look at infection location and transmission means to apply (or not apply) IPC precautions. This will also help attendees with the management of non-MRO infections. The floor is open for comments, input and sharing ideas and concerns.