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Suite of 10 modules for Infection Prevention and Control

The Commission produced a series of education modules to assist healthcare workers who undertake infection prevention and control responsibilities as part of a clinical role.

The Infection Prevention and Control training portal offers ten online modules.

The modules can be undertaken in any order of user preference.

Users may select to complete any number of modules available. You may choose to complete one or two or all ten modules, this is user driven learning and up to the individual. There is no cost to users to register and complete these modules.

A certificate of completion is available at the end of each module successfully completed by the registered user.

Available modules:

·         Principles of infection prevention and control

·         Risk management systems for infectious agents and infectious diseases

·         Basic microbiology and multi-resistant organisms

·         Cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation

·         Infectious agent health screening and immunisation of healthcare workers

·         Outbreak investigation and management

·         Management of occupation exposure

·         Renovation, repairs and redevelopment risk management

·         Basic epidemiology/statistics

·         Surveillance and quality improvement

The online interactive education modules are based on the content of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (current edition) and in conjunction with the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) to assist the user in identifying risk management strategies to reduce HAI.

Click here to access the modules.

Infection Prevention and Control Orientation Package for Health Care Workers

This online module is designed to be used by health service organisations as part of their orientation program for the workforce in infection prevention and control.

This module contains three levels that reflect the variation in risk of exposure to blood and body substances that different roles may have, and users should choose the content that best reflects that level of risk of the role they have e.g. direct contact, indirect contact or no contact with blood or body substances.

A certificate of completion is available to registered users when they have completed all of the content in the level selected. More than one level can be undertaken by a registered user and modules can be repeated.

Online module – Infection Prevention and Control Orientation Package for Health Care Workers