A free, online learning package is now available to help people understand infection prevention and control (IPC) and the simple steps to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
The Victorian Department of Health developed the eLearning package with six modules covering the following IPC basics:
- chain of infection
- how to conduct correct hand hygiene
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- waste disposal
- working in an outbreak.
Each module will take about ten minutes to complete. These can be accessed via a mobile or desktop device with a reliable internet connection.
The eLearning extends on IPC training delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic. The package is especially helpful for people working in non-clinical roles in public and community health, aged care, disability, education and industry.
IPC eLearning was developed in partnership with VICNISS, one of Australia’s leading organisations responsible for conducting infection surveillance, prevention and control in acute and aged care.
Access IPC eLearning.
For more information, email COVID19InfectionControl@health.vic.gov.au