Online Training from the ACSQHC – Education Modules.

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“The Commission has a number of education resources to support healthcare workers (HCWs) and health service organisation’s (HSOs) in implementing effective infection prevention and control (IPC) practices. 

The resources include: 

  • The Basics of Infection Prevention and Control: This module is suitable as an orientation for HCWs working in clinical and non-clinical settings, whether having direct, indirect or minimal contact with patients. The module includes a short quiz between sections to assess knowledge.
  • Hand Hygiene Moduleswhich are designed for HSOs to use as part of their orientation program for HCWs. There are nine modules available which provide education on hand hygiene practices in a range of clinical areas. There are modules for Nursing and Midwifery, Medical and Surgical staff, Renal/Dialysis, Allied health, Dental, Student Health Practitioners, Non-Clinical staff and a Standard Theory Module for those who require hand hygiene knowledge but do not fit into the categories above.
  • The Commission’s Infection Prevention and Control learning modules (modules 1 -10) which are designed to develop HCWs knowledge, understanding and implementation of the principles of IPC in the Australian healthcare setting. The modules include; Principles of IPC, 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 HCWs, outbreak investigation and management, management of occupation exposure, renovation, repairs and redevelopment, basic epidemiology/statistics and surveillance and quality improvement. These modules are based on the content of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare. There is an associated workbook for this course.

The resources are available through the National Hand Hygiene Initiative Learning Management System (NHHI LMS). To access the modules, you will need to log into the NHHI LMS using your current login details, or register as a new user via: