This short course will provide participants with the Infection Prevention and Control knowledge to implement appropriate strategies that support residents and staff in your residential care facility. This short course is conducted over one day and is equivalent to 7 continuing professional development (CPD) hours.
Who should attend?
This short course is designed for Registered and Enrolled Nurses seeking to gain more detailed knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control in Residential Care settings; you may have a specific interest, hold an Infection Prevention and Control portfolio or responsibilities, or have accountability for managing infection prevention and control issues and/or staff.
Dates and locations
We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications.
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|RN member $187.50|
EN member $153.50
|RN non-member $219.50||EN non-member $186.00|
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
Utilise a risk management framework in Infection Prevention and Control that enables you to develop a Gap Analysis and Quality Improvement Program that addresses current non-conformances
Develop and implement a surveillance program that addresses outcome and process surveillance audits as required by current accreditation organisations
Work with support services (environmental cleaning; laundry; waste management and maintenance) to comply with standards and meet key performance indicators
Implement standard precautions to manage residents with significant multiresistant organisms and infectious diseases
Define and evaluate the role of nurses in implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship principles in a residential care facility
Identify and manage an outbreak of disease in a residential care facility
Locate and utilise infection prevention and control resources that can be used in your residential care facility.
|8.45am||Registration and welcome|
|10.00am||Setting up a Quality Improvement Program|
Work with support services
Disease outbreak management
|2.30pm||Case scenarios and problem solving|
|3.15pm||Infection control resources|
|3.45pm||Case scenarios and problem solving|