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Building workforce knowledge about Infection Prevention Control

More than 70 registrants signed up for each session

Adelaide PHN commissioned the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association to deliver three Infection Prevention Control (IPC) education webinars for GP practice nurses, pharmacies and allied health and practice managers.

Session one

Basic principles of IPC with an overview of how evidence-based IPC information can be utilised within the workplace to prevent the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Session two

IPC focussed accreditation standards from a clinical and administrative perspective within facilities.

Session three

IPC procedures and guidelines when completing aerosol generating procedures such as spirometry.

More than 70 registrants signed up for each session, with attendance between 41%-46% – a pleasing outcome given the industry webinar attendance rate is benchmarked at between 30%-46%. Nurses were the highest registrants across all three sessions with a total of 196 registrations, followed by practice managers totalling 33 registrations.

Survey results show an increase of greater than 95% in knowledge, skills and confidence by participants. 63% of survey participants stated that they will take action within their organisations by discussing with colleagues the information raised.

In addition, Adelaide PHN provided funding for eight nurses from Residential Aged Care Facilitates to complete the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) Master Class.

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