IPC 1

1. Program governance and risk management (Option - program management)

Professional development, education and training opportunities

ACSQHC Hand Hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control eLearning Modules:

The Commission provides a range of eLearning modules free of charge to support health service and aged care organisations to implement infection prevention and control and hand hygiene workforce training. These include:

ACSQHC Infection Prevention and Control Workbook

ACSQHC Infection Prevention and Control eLearning Modules:

  • Principles of infection prevention and control - Provides an understanding of the basic principles of infection prevention and control. Content includes healthcare-associated infections, colonisation and infection, standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, use and management of invasive devices and antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Risk management of infectious agents and infectious diseases - Provides an understanding of risk management systems and the use of the hierarchy of controls in infection prevention and control to help minimise the risk of infection in healthcare settings.
  • Basic microbiology and multidrug-resistant organisms (MRO) - Provides an understanding of basic microbiology and the key infectious agents involved in causing infections and disease in health care.
  • Clean and safe healthcare environment - Provides an understanding of the role of environmental cleaning in reducing the transmission of infectious agents, risk assessment in environmental cleaning, environmental cleaning processes and product selection, safe linen and waste management, cleaning programs and auditing environmental cleaning. This module is also suitable for cleaning staff and cleaning supervisors.
  • Preventing and managing occupational exposure - Provides an understanding of the basic principles required to assess, prevent, manage, and follow up healthcare workers who are occupationally exposed to blood/body fluids and infectious agents.
  • Basics of surveillance and quality improvement - Provides an understanding of surveillance in infection prevention and control, components of an infection surveillance program, the national systems for infection surveillance, and quality improvement in infection prevention and control.
  • Epidemiology and outbreak prevention and management - Provides an understanding of the role of epidemiology in infection prevention and control, using epidemiological methods to describe the amount of disease in a population, using epidemiological methods to identify outbreaks, the key aspects of outbreak prevention and control plans, the formation of outbreak management teams, outbreak management strategies, and the elements of an outbreak response.
  • Health workforce screening and immunisation for vaccine-preventable diseases - Provides an understanding of the basic principles of health workforce screening and immunisation for vaccine-preventable diseases, governance systems to support health workforce screening and immunisation programs, as well as the strategies to assess, prevent and manage the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases. This module is also suitable for staff health practitioners.
  • Introduction to reprocessing reusable medical devices - Provides an understanding of the requirements of the NSQHS Standards for reusable medical devices, the three main reprocessing methods, the factors that influence the effectiveness of reprocessing, and how to manage risks associated with reprocessing.
  • Renovation, repairs and redevelopment risk management - Provides an understanding of the infection risks associated with building works, repairs, and ongoing maintenance in a healthcare organisation and how these risks can be managed to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Note: This module will be updated 2023–24 in line with the updated Australasian Health Facility Guidelines.

Tasmanian Government Department of Health eLearning Infection Prevention and Control Series:

  • Chain of infection
  • Standard Precautions
  • Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Waste and Linen Management
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Single-Use Items, Disinfection and Sterilisation
  • Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette
  • Healthcare Associated Infections

VICNISS Infection Prevention and Control eLearning Modules:

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