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Morning workshop
Hand Hygiene Australia
Dr Andrew Stewardson
Australian infection control professionals have been remarkably successful in
implementing hand hygiene programs. This workshop will address theoretical
considerations about how to sustain these gains while addressing remaining
challenges, and will also provide practical frontline examples.
Upon completion, workshop participants will be able to:
 Incorporate new elements into their institutional hand hygiene
promotion campaign
 Consider new approaches for embedding and sustaining a patient safety
culture in their institution
Please note: there is no cost to attend this workshop
Afternoon workshops
Residential Aged Care
Dr Noleen Bennett
This workshop is design to support those working in or have responsibility for
infection control related issues in Residential Aged Care.
The topics that will be covered in the workshop include:
Infections in Aged Care Facilities,
Antimicrobial stewardship in Aged Care Facilities, and
The Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey.
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Terry McAuley
For each topic, relevance to the Aged Care Accreditation Standards will be
This workshop will provide an overview of the ‘new’ AS/NZS4187 – What do ICP's
need to be aware of? It will also discuss manufacturer’s reprocessing instructions
and what information they should be giving us.
Professor Ramon
By the end of the workshop, delegate should be to:
1. Discuss the framework of the ‘new’ AS/NZS4187
2. Describe the requirements for manufacturer’s reprocessing instructions
for medical devices and how these should be integrated into your quality
management system
Credentialling is a self-regulatory process instituted by professions organisations
that determines and acknowledges the expertise of individuals. The ACIPC
Credential recognises the expertise and excellence of individuals in infection
prevention and control. It is an award and recognition of expertise from and by
This interactive and dynamic workshop presents the Australasian College for
Infection Prevention and Control Credentialling Program. On completion of the
workshop, you will have:
 an appreciation of the goals and benefits of ACIPC Credentialling to your
career and professional development;
 a thorough understanding of the ACIPC Credentialling application process
and procedures; and
 an identified mentor with whom you can discuss your suitability and
interest in making an application to become recognised as an ACIPC
Credentialed Infection Control Professional.
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Aseptic technique
Sue Akins
Come and learn more about Your Credentialling by Your College will advance Your
This workshop will provide an overview of Aseptic Technique principles in
practice; undertake scenario based group work to practice Aseptic Technique
principles; have an interactive demonstration of a simple teaching tool; share
lessons learnt during the implementation of Aseptic Technique training programs
in a variety of settings; provide tools for education, competency and auditing to
monitor outcomes; have an open forum to share what worked and what didn't.
Common misconceptions in
medical statistics
Associate Professor
Adrian Barnett
Master Class - for
experienced infection
control practitioners
Australian Commission
on Safety and Quality in
Health Care.
This workshop will:
1. Strengthen your knowledge on the principles of Aseptic Technique.
2. Assist with recognising workable strategies to address common clinical practice
3. Identify a method to engage clinicians in learning and support change to
4. Provide an opportunity to determine potential future directions for your
Aseptic Technique clinical workforce training programs.
This workshop will cover some of the basic mistakes ingrained in practice and
show you simple ways to avoid these mistakes. Concepts covered will include
sample size, statistical significance and confidence intervals, non-parametric
versus parametric tests, the Normal assumption and intention-to-treat.
Working in a demanding environment with constant change management
expectations poses many challenges, and can be both physically and emotionally
exhausting. Infection control practitioners can find themselves in situations
where they feel that there is little opportunity to reflect on their practice and
develop strategies on how things might be done differently. The Master Class will
provide an opportunity to reflect on current and future challenges in infection
prevention and control practice, and the ways in which the infection control
practitioner can demonstrate how work that is undertaken in day to day practice
can be used to effect improvement.
Content will include:
 Development of the role of the ICP and current and future practice
 Using data and CPI to implement change
 Presenting data to engage different groups
 The ICP as leader
To be eligible for this workshop, delegates must have more than 10 years’
experience in an Infection Prevention and Control or Surveillance role within a
health service organisation.
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