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Basic infection prevention and control – event 1

Topic:
Basic infection prevention and control
Speaker:
Margaret Jennings - Microbiologist, Infection Prevention and Control Educator
Date & Time:
6.30pm-7.30pm Wednesday 1 June 2022
Location:
Webinar
Audience:
Practice nurses, general practice administration staff, and allied health professionals

This is the first is a series of two webinars where you will learn the principles of infection prevention and control principles with Margaret Jennings for the general practice setting. The series can be used as a refresher as well as for new staff or those working in administration 

This first event will cover standard and transmission based precautions, hand hygiene, understanding modes of transmission and suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) including how to use each correctly according to the mode of transmission and staff immunisation.

Event 2 will occur on Wednesday 8 June 2022, 6.30pm-7.30pm, more information can be found at Basic infection prevention and control – event 2 – Primary Health Tasmania

Speaker information:

Margaret Jennings runs Marjen Education Services which provides infection prevention and control education and review to staff in the non-hospital setting. In 2014 she was invited by the Royal Australian College of General Practice to contribute to their 5th edition Infection Prevention and Control standards and has been approached to assist with a review for 2022. Margaret’s interest in infection prevention and control started many years ago when reviewing the use of chemical disinfectants. Later, when the national standard for instrument reprocessing was released, this sparked her interest in its application in office-based practice. Margaret is based in Melbourne and has worked has:

    • worked in clinical and research microbiology laboratories
    • lectured/tutored/demonstrated at tertiary level
    • conducted clinical/sharps waste audits in Victorian hospitals
    • completed a recognised course (Dept of Health and Human Services Vic) for pre/post HIV test