Lunchtime session L2: The NSW infection, prevention and control COVID-19 response: Successes, Learning and future proofing

Monday 25 July 2022 | 12:30-13:00

Stream: Population and Public Health
Format: Presentation
Content filters: tbc

As the lead agency for the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC), the New South Wales (NSW) Clinical Excellence Commission IPAC team led the IPAC response to COVID-19, including responsibility for ensuring safe quality care of patients, staff and the general community in various settings from hospitals to aged care, airport to quarantine hotels and much in-between.

The CEC IPAC team will share their reflections and learning, including their cutting-edge approaches to:

  • Governance and structure

  • Innovative Guideline development

  • Programs within programs

  • Risk Escalation framework

  • Health worker safety

  • Leadership and mentoring of a new ICP workforce and future proofing this rare resource.

After this session, participants will:

  • Understand the breadth of the NSW IPAC COVID-29 response

  • Learn about new approaches implemented to keep the patients, staff and the community safe

  • Hear about the useful tools and resources developed as part of the NSW COVID-9 pandemic response

Kathy Dempsey, Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC); Australia

Susan Jain, Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC); Australia