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Infection Control Update for Residential Aged Care Facilities | Webinar

August 6, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Presenter: Margaret Jennings, Microbiologist, Infection Prevention & Control Educator and Consultant to General Practice

Topics include:

  1. About SARS-2-CoV the virus and COVID-19 the infection - what we know about transmission and our habits that contribute to this?
  2. What measures do I take at work to reduce risk to other staff and residents?
  3. What further symptoms have been added over the past four months? What are we finding are the after effects of this illness?
  4. What is droplet and contact transmission and when does airborne transmission become a possibility?
  5. What does isolation and quarantine mean? What is self isolation? When do I get tested?
  6. How does alcohol-based hand rub/sanitiser work and which is better – washing with soap or using sanitiser?
  7. How hard is it to inactivate the virus?
  8. How long does the virus remain infective on surfaces - what surfaces do I clean frequently, with what, how and how often?
  9. See MARJEN Education Services website for how to correctly perform hand hygiene with alcohol. How to correctly remove masks. How to correctly use a surgical mask. http://www.marjenes.com.au/articles_and_posters.html
  10. How to correctly put on your PPE before entering an isolation room and correctly removing it before you leave
  11. Do we need disposable cutlery and how do we arrange for food delivery/tray collection for washing?
  12. Do I need to do anything differently in the laundry?
  13. Who is most infectious, what is presymptomatic and asymptomatic and are you infectious before symptoms?
  14. What is the latest on treatment as of mid-July?
  15. When do my residents need to go to hospital?
  16. When is someone cleared? How long do residents require isolation for? How can I contain a facility in readiness?

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August 6, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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