These resources are aimed to support those involved within the aged care industry. If you have any suggestions of content which would further assist you within your role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Health Resources: Vaccinations
- Vaccination Information and Promotion Guide
- Vaccination Common Questions for IPC Leads and Managers
- Vaccination Fact Sheet for Aged Care Workers (7 May 2021)
- Download the Vaccination Posters
The printed pack includes factsheets and posters translated in 19 languages. The translated versions are also available online:
Aged Care Masterclass
Discover what excellence in aged care infection prevention and control looks like by joining ACIPC’s Aged Care Masterclass. This is a series of recorded lectures where you can hear from experts addressing high-level issues including but not restricted to COVID-19 management in facilities.
Online Short Course in IPC in Aged Care Settings
ACIPC’s Short Course in Infection Prevention and Control in Aged Care Settings is an online version of our popular face to face Aged Care workshops which has been delivered all over Australia in the last couple of years. This course is designed for individuals from a variety of roles/professions working in an Aged Care Setting.
From 10 to 13 August 2020 the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety held a hearing as part of the investigation into the response to COVID-19 in aged care. The report contains several key recommendations. Section 5: Infection control expertise and personal protective equipment contains the following recommendations:
All residential aged care facilities should have one or more trained infection control officers as a condition of accreditation. The training requirements for these officers should be set by the aged care advisory body we propose.
The Australian Government should arrange with the states and territories to deploy accredited infection prevention and control experts into residential aged care homes to provide training, assist with the preparation of outbreak management plans and assist with outbreaks.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REPORT
The College strongly supports measures to ensure that residential aged care facilities have rigorous infection control protocols and staff. Our past experience with influenza and other infectious disease episodes in aged care have already revealed an endemic and ongoing need for more effective infection control, and the lack of onsite expertise. COVID-19 has elevated the gravity and urgency of this need.