We are pleased to announce that ACIPC’s Infection Prevention in Aged Care Online Course is currently under development.  This course is designed for aged care workers, patient care assistants, enrolled nurses working or with an interest in residential aged care services. The online course will go for 13-weeks and will include an introductory week addressing study skills, studying online, and getting the best from the course! Students will be able to work at their own pace and participate in discussion boards with other students. Further details will be announced soon. Email admin@acipc.org.au to be placed on an EOI list for updates on the course and an alert once enrolments are open. ACIPC Members: $980.00 Non-Members: $1,258 *** includes ACIPC membership through to 30 June 2021 ***

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. Attendees may choose to attend one or both days, depending on their individual learning needs.  

 

Infections can happen anywhere, but people living in aged care homes can be more at risk than others.

These workshops will be 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.

Sydney 10-11 October 2019

Venue: Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Time: Day 1 8:30am – 4:00pm / Day 2 8:30am – 4:30pm 

Are you an employer enrolling multiple staff members? To save time, please download and complete this form and return it via email to admin@acipc.org.au to enroll all staff members at once.

 

 

Trade Table day 2 sponsored by SC Johnson

Course Fees

ACIPC Member full day $175.00
Non-Member full day $270.00
ACIPC Member both days  $330.00
Non-Member both days $520.00

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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 admin@acipc.org.au  to arrange a group booking for your staff. 

Are you an aged care home provider or organisation? The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control is a peak governing body for Infection Control professionals throughout the Australasian region. We can develop a workshop tailored to your organisation. Contact the National Office to find out more: admin@acipc.org.au or phone +61 3 6281 9239

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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • 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.