Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

The College has once again partnered with GAMA Healthcare to run a series of webinars to assist our health care colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to share these resources with your network.

Choosing a disinfectant & auditing ‘clean’

Biography: Kate joined GAMA Healthcare in January 2018 and now holds the position of Head Clinical Solutions, Training & Support for Australia and New Zealand.

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A Conjoint Fellow of the School of Nursing and Midwifery College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing – University of Newcastle, Kate is experienced in a wide range of disciplines gained over 35 years in nursing. Much of her professional life has incorporated staff development and patient education, but first and foremost, she is an advocate for improving patient care. In 2017 Kate joined a team of healthcare professionals to develop and deliver Infection prevention training to remote villages within the far Northern islands of Papua New Guinea. Kate has presented at both the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) and the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) and has been instrumental in developing new and innovative learning platforms to enhance infection prevention knowledge for healthcare workers.

 

Best practice for the management of Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Date: 15 September 2021
Time: 7PM AEST
Cost: Free!
Presenter: Kerry Poole Nurse Continence Specialist – Victorian Continence Resource Centre.

 

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About Infection Prevention recommendations in plain English

A plain English guide to include: • National guidelines pertaining to Infection Prevention in Aged Care • Understanding standard and transmission-based precautions • Outbreak management Biography: Kathy is a senior clinician and HAI Manager for NSW Clinical Excellence Commission responsible for the strategic direction and support for Infection Prevention and Control and HAI reduction across NSW Healthcare. She has 30 years’ experience in health, with previous management responsibility and organisational accountability as the senior ICP/Program Manager for WSLHD for 21 years.

About Residential Aged Care Infection Prevention Experience

ACIPC are delighted to make available these three recordings from Ann Whitfield, ACIPC Board Director and Infection Prevention and Control Expert (CIPC-E).

Ann travelled from WA to Victoria to assist with the COVID-19 response in Aged Care settings. The recordings address general insights and experiences, establishing and embedding effective PPE practices, and some advice on care of the wandering resident during an outbreak.

About Personal Protective Equipment

ACIPC are delighted to make available these three recordings from Ann Whitfield, ACIPC Board Director and Infection Prevention and Control Expert (CIPC-E).

Ann travelled from WA to Victoria to assist with the COVID-19 response in Aged Care settings. The recordings address general insights and experiences, establishing and embedding effective PPE practices, and some advice on care of the wandering resident during an outbreak.

About Caring for the Carer Webinar

As health care workers are increasingly called upon to address the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that they practice self-care strategies – after all, “you can’t pour from an empty cup”. In this presentation, Associate Professor Darren Morton explores evidence-based strategies from Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology for caring for your wellbeing in the midst of a crisis. Associate Professor Darren Morton is an internationally recognised wellbeing researcher and educator. He is the Director of the Lifestyle Medicine & Health Research Centre at Avondale University College and a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. He was also one of four people selected worldwide to write the board certification exam for the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Darren is the author of four books and over 60 publications in scientific and medical journals. He has also made numerous media appearances and has presented to hundreds of corporate, educational, community and academic audiences around the world. Darren is the world-expert on the “runner’s stitch” but his research interest nowadays focuses more on pleasure than pain. Specifically, Darren is passionately interested in evidence-based approaches for optimising human functioning and helping people live their best life. This has led him to develop wellbeing programs—including The Lift Project—that are now used in over 10 countries around the world.

 

 

About Care of the Wandering Resident in the COVID-19 Outbreak

ACIPC are delighted to make available these three recordings from Ann Whitfield, ACIPC Board Director and Infection Prevention and Control Expert (CIPC-E).

Ann travelled from WA to Victoria to assist with the COVID-19 response in Aged Care settings. The recordings address general insights and experiences, establishing and embedding effective PPE practices, and some advice on care of the wandering resident during an outbreak.

About Care of the Wandering Resident in the COVID-19 Outbreak

ACIPC are delighted to make available these three recordings from Ann Whitfield, ACIPC Board Director and Infection Prevention and Control Expert (CIPC-E).

Ann travelled from WA to Victoria to assist with the COVID-19 response in Aged Care settings. The recordings address general insights and experiences, establishing and embedding effective PPE practices, and some advice on care of the wandering resident during an outbreak.

About the COVID-19 Q&A Webinar

Martin Kiernan – Martin has worked in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for 25 years. He has Masters Degrees in both Public Health and Clinical Research. He is also a visiting Clinical Fellow at the Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London. Martin is involved with many government initiatives, IPC groups and advisory boards including the Department of Health (England) Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare- associated Infection (ARHAI) and is a past president of the UK Infection Prevention Society.

Kathy Dempsey – Kathy is a senior clinician and HAI Manager for NSW Clinical Excellence Commission responsible for the strategic direction and support for Infection Prevention and Control and HAI reduction across NSW Healthcare. She has 30 years’ experience in health, with previous management responsibility and organisational accountability as the senior ICP/Program Manager for WSLHD for 21 years.

Dr Andrew Stewardson – Andrew is an infectious diseases physician and NHMRC Early Career Fellow. He has a PhD, a Master of Science in Epidemiology, and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research. His research has focussed on the health and economic impact of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections, the transmission dynamics of antimicrobial resistance, and the implementation of infection prevention and control interventions.

Belinda Henderson – Clinical Nurse Consultant, Belinda Henderson, is one of the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s longest serving members of the Infection Control team. She has been recognised as a Fellow of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control for her contribution to the infection prevention and control profession through education, research and her leadership Nationally including her Presidency of the College.

About Leadership in a Crisis

In the webinar Leadership in Crisis, Dr Lisa Conlon discusses strategies that are important when leading in a crisis, such as COVID-19.  Dr Lisa Conlon has been a registered nurse since 1989. For many years she was a Nursing Officer in the Royal Australian Navy, working in both Australia and internationally. In 2000, she was a member of the United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Timor Leste. On leaving full time military service, she commenced working at universities in both Australia and Sweden. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization, designing and delivering training programs for Emergency and Disaster preparedness.

Her teaching interests include: emergency and disaster preparedness, leadership and management, and nursing education. Her area of research focuses on military trauma team preparation and management, and emergency and disaster preparedness.

About Sleep and Fatigue in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr Moira Junge addresses and discusses the importance of sleep health in the current pandemic. Moira is a Health Psychologist and board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. Moira specialises in treating sleep disorders without medication, and is passionate about promoting sleep health through research, education, podcasting and advocacy.

Moira has a Doctorate in Health Psychology and has over twenty-five years experience in the healthcare sector, she was a nurse for 10 years at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. She works in private practice and is also currently involved with supervising doctoral research projects at Monash University.