On Thursday 28th February, The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control will be hosting an exclusive half day masterclass on infection prevention and control for industry partners.

Cost: $500 which includes a certificate of attendance endorsed by the ACIPC President.
Venue – Mercure Sydney, 818-820 George Street
Time: 2pm – 5:30pm (registration from 1:30)

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together like-minded participants working in industry who are new to or have limited experience in infection prevention or control practices, to learn more about and workshop basic infection prevention and control principles, and the drivers that impact upon governance, accreditation and safety and quality in healthcare. The presenters are Sue Greig and Fiona Gotterson. Members of the College Executive will also be present to discuss the work of the College. During this workshop we will:

  • Outline the key principles and foundations of infection prevention and control
  • Through case scenarios and group activities discuss the practical application of these principles
  • Consider influences on governance for infection prevention and control and antimicrobial resistance in Australia
  • Discuss recent changes to the requirements of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard: Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-associated Infection
  • Detail some of the significant resources available to support infection prevention and control in Australia, including the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care
  • Update participants on the work of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control.

This interactive workshop will offer plenty of opportunity for questions, discussion and networking with colleagues.

PROGRAM

1330

Registration

14:00

Welcome and introductions from the College President and Executive Manager

14:15 – 1540

 

Revisiting the Chain of Infection and risk management principles

What are “standard” and “transmission based” precautions, and how are these applied?

Putting it into practice – some case scenarios

1540 – 1555 AFTERNOON TEA

1555 – 1715

 

International and National perspectives on infection prevention and control:

–        The global picture

–        Influences on governance of infection prevention and control in Australia

–        Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care

–        The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards for the Prevention and Control of HAI – what’s new?

 

Case scenarios: The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard for the Prevention and Control of HAI: implications for Infection Prevention and Control programs in hospital settings.

17:15

Resources: Where can I go to get further information?

17:30

Closing remarks and evaluation

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: individuals working in industry with and for corporate partners who are new to or have limited experience in infection prevention or control practices.

Note: This educational workshop is open to attendance by staff of ACIPC’s corporate partners. All attendees have been charged a corporate registration fee and attendance does not imply or suggest endorsement by ACIPC or ACIPC members of any individual company, product, or service. Participants should not promote any specific product or service during this workshop. A list of companies represented will be published on the ACIPC website following the event. A certificate of participation signed by the College President will be provided to all participants.