Insights from the COVID-19 frontline – Video Series

Insights from the COVID-19 frontline

Thursday 22 October 2020

The College has recorded a series of three presentations by ACIPC Board Director and Infection Prevention and Control Expert (CIPC-E) Ann Whitfield.

The videos include Q&A with ACIPC Education Officer Jackie Miley and are highly recommended viewing for anyone working in a healthcare setting.

Ann has travelled from WA to Victoria to assist with the COVID-19 response in Aged Care settings and offers her insights and experiences providing IPC advice aligning with IPC guidelines in the aged care environment.

The second video in the series looks at establishing and embedding effective PPE practices. This includes practical applications, donning and doffing top tips, common gaps and practical insights into using PPE in the workplace.

The third video in the series contains advice on care of the wandering resident during an outbreak.

Those who have registered for the ACIPC Conference Community, can log into the Online Conference Portal to watch the recordings.

To register for ACIPC Conference Community and start viewing content please click below. Upon completing your registration you will receive a confirmation email and login credentials for the Online Conference portal.

Registration for the ACIPC Conference Community is FREE for members and non-members.

ACIPC Board Director and Infection Prevention and Control Expert (CIPC-E)
Ann Whitfield is the Coordinator for Infection Prevention and Management (IP&M) at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group in Western Australia (WA) and is a credentialed expert with the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC). Ann has been a registered nurse for 23 years and has a diverse background in nursing from employment in the British Territorial Army Medical core, a Nursing Officer Merchant Navy (Cruise ships), Registered Nurse positions around the world in areas such as trauma, Intensive care units, adults and paediatrics. She has also held senior nurse roles within South Metro Health Service and in Communicable Disease Control Directorate WA whilst specialising in IP&M for the last 15 years. Ann has humanitarian experience in developing and implementing IP&M courses in Tanzania with Global Health Alliance Western Australia, and in West Timor for Flinders Overseas Health Group. She also has had a deployment with the World Health Organisation in West Africa as part of the Ebola response team.
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