Aged Care IPC Lead Support Program

The DH Aged Care Quality Improvement Unit together with DH Infection Prevention Control Advice and Response (IPCAR) and the VICNISS Coordinating Centre has commenced a free program of support for Aged Care Infection Prevention Control (IPC) leads employed in aged care homes. This program includes webinars and online forums that align with content taught as part of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) Foundations course. The content has been facilitated by experts from IPCAR, VICNISS, Victorian Aged Care Response Centre and Rural Infection Control Practice group.

The webinars series has now concluded.  All sessions were recorded and links can found below.

To continue this support, Aged Care IPC Leads are now invited to participate in monthly IPC ‘Question and Answer online forums’. 

The 30-45 minute forums will be held on the last Wednesday of each month at 2pm and require registration (click on the link in the table below). After registering, a confirmation email will be sent containing the link to join the forum.

 

Online Forums

Dates

Topic

Webinar links (please register prior to presentation)

Wed 29th September, 2pm, AEST

Hierarchy of Controls 

https://unimelb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscOmvrD4iHNwF20pYiVF-FhpL-42JC8HY

Wed 25th August, 2pm, AEST

Urinary Tract Infections

For PowerPoint Prestation click here
For webinar recording click here

Wed 28th July, 2pm, AEST

Cleaning and Disinfection

For PowerPoint Presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

Wed 30th June, 2pm, AEST

Hand Hygiene

For PowerPoint Presentation click here

Wed 16th June, 2pm, AEST

Creating COVID-19 zones in residential aged care facilities

For PowerPoint Presentation click here
For webinar recording click here 

Wed 26th May, 2pm, AEST

Antimicrobial Use in Aged Care

For PowerPoint Presentation click here
Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy - template
Antibiotic Duration 
For webinar recording click here 

Wed 28th April, 2pm, AEST

PPE use in Aged Care

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here
*some content elements apply to Victorian aged care homes only


For further information about DHHS support for IPC leads in PSRACS, please email acqiu@dhhs.vic.gov.au

 


 

Recordings of the IPC Lead Webinar SERIES

IPC Lead Webinar SERIES

1. Standard and transmission-based precautions, Sue Atkins, IPCAR (6th January 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

2. Surveillance and epidemiology, Noleen Bennett, VICNISS (12th January 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

3. Outbreak management VACRA, Dr Lyn-li Lim and Maddie Flynn (20th January 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

4. Cleaning/Disinfection, Louise Hobbs, IPCAR (27th January 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

5. Employee health & vaccination, Deb Friedman, IPCAR (3rd February 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

6. Antimicrobial Stewardship, Noleen Bennett, NCAS/VICNISS (10th February 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

7. IPC issues in residential aged care facilities, Amanda Ayres, RICPRAC (24th February 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

8. Clinical Waste Management, Sue Atkins, IPCAR (3rd March 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

9. Fatigue in the workplace, Chris Azzam, WorkSafe (10th March 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here

10. Governance & Leadership, Claire Boardman, IPCAR (17th March 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
Link to Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019)

11. 2021 Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Surveillance in Victorian Hospitals, Dr Lyn-li Lim & Alex Hoskins, VICNISS (24th March 2021)

For PowerPoint presentation click here
For webinar recording click here*some content elements apply to Victorian aged care homes only