IPC Leads Workshop
During 2020 staff at your aged care facility participated in the Monash University Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) education to assist with infection prevention during the COVID19 outbreak.
This FREE Practical PPE Workshop is aimed at all IPC leads, clinical educators, coordinators and managers working at the facilities that have previously completed the Monash University PPE education.
The workshops will explore the principles of practical infection prevention and control, including correct application of personal protective equipment (PPE) and will comprise of the following sessions:
Associate Professor Philip Russo, Director of Nursing Research, Cabrini Health and Associate Professor, Monash Nursing and Midwifery, will discuss the importance of infection prevention and control in aged care.
Philip is the President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control, and former Deputy Chair of the COVID-19 Infection Control Expert Group to the Australian Department of Health. He is a member of the COVID Evidence Taskforce Steering Committee, Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR, the Healthcare Associated Infection Advisory Committee to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and a member of the Australian College of Nursing.
Practical PPE Education
This education session, facilitated by nurse educators from Monash University Nursing and Midwifery, will focus on key principles of infection prevention and control that promote understanding of infection transmission and will include interactive group activities and discussion. During the session all attendees will be given the opportunity to don and doff PPE.
Virtual Reality PPE Simulation
A virtual reality (VR) simulation, specifically designed for aged care, will be provided to assist with ongoing PPE education by using a deliberate practice of donning and doffing PPE. All workshop attendees will be provided with access to this novel way of learning and given the chance to be immersed in the VR simulation during the workshop. This technology aims to support you in your IPC Lead role, ensuring the successful and continuous delivery of PPE education.
Attending this workshop will assist you to consolidate your knowledge of principles of infection prevention and control and will also give you the opportunity to:
- Network with IPC leads across Victoria - There will be opportunities to meet and network over lunch with other IPC Leads from across the State.
- Gain CPD hours - This workshop will count towards CPD hours and certificates will be provided from Monash University to attendees.
Who should attend?
Do you work at a Victorian Aged Care facility that had Monash University PPE education in 2020?
All IPC leads, clinical educators, coordinators and managers working at the facilities that have previously completed the Monash University PPE education are now invited to attend this workshop.