Infection Prevention and Control in Aged Care Home Settings
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INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN AGED CARE HOME SETTINGS
This workshop series offers education focused on infection prevention in an aged care home setting. The informative and interactive program offers one or two-day workshop options suitable for anyone providing care to people living in aged care home environments or facilities. This may include allied and support staff, cleaning staff, nursing assistants, and enrolled and registered nurses. Now is the time to ensure your facility has a workforce trained in infection prevention and control and has programs in place. The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control is a peak governing body for Infection Control professionals throughout the Australasian region. Our facilitators can deliver one or both days of the program, depending on individual learning needs. ACIPC can also develop a workshop tailored to your organisation. Contact the National Office to find out more: email@example.com or phone +61 3 6281 9239.
These workshops are presented by education professionals and credentialled infection control professionals with many years’ experience leading infection prevention and control programs, and in providing advice on infection prevention to various organisations. All presenters are practiced facilitators, with expertise in program implementation.
Due to COVID-19, the College is currently not running face-to-face training. This course is available as a short online course.Full details here.
ACIPC Member full day
Non-Member full day
ACIPC Member both days
Non-Member both days
Prices are based on ACIPC organised open workshops. Contact us for a quote to train your staff in-house.
Infections can happen anywhere, but people living in aged care homes can be more at risk than others.
WORKSHOP ONE : INTRODUCTORY PRINCIPLES OF INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL covered on day one of a two day workshop
This workshop can be offered as a one day workshop or as day one of a two day workshop and is targeted towards all staff including allied health, nursing assistants, enrolled and registered nurses, environmental cleaning and catering staff or any staff with either interest or a role in infection prevention and control. We will cover topics and information about how infections are spread, precautions to minimise the risk of infection (such as how to practice hand washing and hand hygiene, and when to wear gloves or other protective clothing), safe infection prevention work practices (such as safe handling of linen and food service), and vaccinations for staff and residents.
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.
WORKSHOP TWO: COORDINATING AN INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM IN AGED CARE HOMES covered on day two of a two day workshop
Presented over one day, and building on the introductory concepts of the introductory workshop and can be offered as a standalone workshop. This instructive workshop is for those requiring a more detailed knowledge of infection prevention and control strategies, or who hold an infection prevention and control portfolio or accountability for managing infection prevention control issues or staff. This could include infection prevention and control managers, coordinators, or link nurses. Numbers will be limited to allow participants to share experiences, and undertake small group activities to apply content to practice. Topics to be covered includes organisms of significance, outbreak management, surveillance, antibiotic stewardship and governance and policy. Participants may register for this workshop as part of a special two-day program, or choose to attend the single day.
Identify key elements of a successful infection prevention and control program in an aged care home setting
Discuss requirements for governance and policy development to support an effective infection prevention and control program
List organisms of significance, and consider related requirements for the care of residents.
Identify strategies for outbreak management, and apply these to practice
Discuss relevant surveillance and monitoring activities to support the infection prevention and control program in an aged care home setting
Identify relevant resources to support an effective infection prevention and control program plan.
Group prices to help you support professional development of your staff. ACIPC recognises how important it is to support the ongoing professional development of staff. To help organisations in this goal we offer a group price: enrol 5 or more staff from your practice at the same time and receive a 7.5% discount. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a group booking for your staff.
ACIPC is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region.
Our vision is to empower our members to be leaders in infection prevention and control.