Nurses boost their knowledge of infection control


Two nurses are even better prepared to combat infections thanks to extra training at the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC).

Amanda Hill and Leanne McCaskie from Bethesda Health Care recently completed ACIPC Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control course.

Both Ms Hill and Ms McCaskie are key members of the hospital’s Prevention and Control Unit and achieved high distinctions throughout the course.

Manager of Infection Prevention and Control, Ms Libby Oakes was pleased to see the commitment from the executive team and clinical leaders at the hospital for both nurses to enrol and complete the course.

“Bethesda Health Care is committed to providing quality and safe care to our patients and providing a safe environment for our patients, staff and visitors.

“We look forward to these staff members passing on their knowledge and experience with the rest of the staff, and collaborating with ACIPC qualified personnel in the future,” Ms Oakes said.

Executive Manager of Clinical and Support Services/Perioperative Services, Ms Deborah Bell offered her congratulations to the nurses.

“Ongoing professional development provides invaluable skills and connections, and their study was in addition to their usual workload,” said Ms Bell.

The online course runs for 21 weeks and is a pathway for further learning, in particular it is a key component to achieving the ACIPC Primary credential which demonstrates the knowledge, attributes and behaviours in infection control.


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