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

The webinars series and online Q&A forums have now concluded.  All sessions were recorded and links can found below.

 

Recordings and PowerPoint Presentations of the Online Q&A Forums

1.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use in Aged Care (28th April 2021)

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*some content elements apply to Victorian aged care homes only

2.  Antimicrobial Use in Aged Care (26th May 2021)

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy - template
Antibiotic Duration 
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3. Creating COVID-19 zones in residential aged care facilities (16th June 2021)

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4. Hand Hygiene in Residential Aged Care Services (30th June 2021)

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5. Cleaning & Disinfection (28th July 2021)

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6. Approaches to improve UTI management in Australian Residential Aged Care Services (25th August 2021)

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7. The Hierarchy of Controls (29th September 2021)

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Recordings and PowerPoint Presentations of the IPC Lead Webinar SERIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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)

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