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Residential Age Care facilities education Resources

Education videos were created in collaboration with Sydney Local Health District and Primary Health Networks, Central and Eastern Sydney for residential age care facilities to use as a resource for your staff.

Below is a brief summary of the videos developed, Hand Hygiene, Outbreak Management and Wound Management with each video series there are questions with answers that you may like to use on you staff after the educations session has been conducted.

Hand Hygiene

Three Parts:

Part 1: Why is it Important to clean your hands?

This video covers the following areas:

  • Why we must perform hand hygiene?
  • The importance of hand hygiene
  • Health risks of associated with poor hand hygiene

Part 2: What is Hand Hygiene?

This video covers the following areas:

  • The two methods of hand hygiene
  • Appropriate times to use alcohol based versus soap based products

Part 3: When do we need to clean our hands?

This video covers the following areas:

  • 5 moments of hand hygiene

 

 

Outbreak Management

Three Parts:

Part 1: Infections and how they are spread

This video covers the following areas:

  • What is an infection?
  • Who is at risk from an infection and why?
  • How infections spread
  • Definition of an infection Outbreak for gastroenteritis and influenza

Part 2: How to stop the spread of gastroenteritis and influenza

This video covers the following areas:

  • Why the elderly are at increased risk
  • Best practices to prevent germ spreading (Standard Precautions)
  • Additional precautions for gastroenteritis and influenza
  • Effective hand hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (donning and Doffing)
  • Environmental cleaning

Part 3: Gastroenteritis and influenza in an aged care residential facility

This video covers the following areas:

  • Identifying an outbreak of gastroenteritis or influenza
  • Outbreak management plan
  • Outbreak kit contents and use
  • Infection control measures
  • Managing an outbreak in a facility
  • Collecting and storing specimens
  • Documentation
  • Staff awareness of infection signs and symptoms

 

 

Wound Management

Five parts:

Part 1: What is wound care?

This video covers the following areas:

  • Principles of wound care
  • What is a wound
  • Types of wounds: Acute and Chronic

Part 2: How does the body heal?

This video covers the following areas:

  • Phases of wound healing
  • Principles of improved wound healing
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic wound healing factors
  • Types of wounds and their management

Part 3: Acute and Chronic Wounds

This video covers the following areas:

  • Skin tears
  • Prevention through education, moisturising and exercises
  • Appropriate cleaning of wounds
  • Ulcers – causes, types and treatment
  • Diabetic foot – types and management
  • Pressure ulcer care

Part 4: General rules of wound management

This video covers the following areas:

  • Cleaning a wound
  • Aseptic technique
  • Assessment of the wound

Part 5: Wound dressings

This video covers the following areas:

  • History of wound dressings
  • Classification of dressing: Interactive and passive dressings
  • Appropriate usage of different dressing types on wounds
  • When to change dressings
  • Managing complex wounds

 

 



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