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Cover image for lecture: How to Keep Yourself Safe from Infection

Lecture Overview

The need to maintain personal safety is ever-present where healthcare acquired infections are concerned. Not only must we keep ourselves safe but nurses have a duty to ensure the risk of infection to patients and clients is minimised as well. Which infections are nurses most susceptible to? Are you using the right PPE? Could you be doing more to avoid HAIs?

Educators

Portrait of Carol Rosevear
Carol Rosevear

Carol Rosevear is a registered nurse with extensive experience in infection control, and in managing operating rooms and day procedure centres. Carol is a principal partner in the Victorian Infection Prevention Services and she holds a Certificate in Operating Room & Nursing Management; a Certificate in Sterilisation and Disinfection; a Graduate Diploma in Infection Control; is accredited in Victoria as a nurse immuniser; and is a HIV/HCV counsellor and cleaning standards auditor. Carol has previously worked as a DON and UM in a busy private healthcare facility and assisted with coordinating a service-wide infection control program. See Educator Profile

Reviews

4.7
17 Total Rating(s)
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Sum Chee Ho
30 May 2019

Vital and practical information was presented in this learning session.

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Ceenia JAcob
29 May 2019

good topic

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Jade Dwyer
28 May 2019

Very informative

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Gillian Plummer
24 May 2019

n/a

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anna richards
14 May 2019

Great lecture, very informative and entertaining throughout. food for thought!!

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Shinu alex
09 May 2019

Good topic on infection control.

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Shashi Adhikari
08 May 2019

Good source of informations

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Jill Jaap
23 Apr 2019

Helpful in understand how to protect yourself from specific diseases. Could have gone into a bit more detail but overall pretty good, she does also give resources for you to do further research yourself which is great.

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Debra Quinn
21 Mar 2019

Reinforced what vaccinations we as caregivers need to keep ourselves and others safe and we should also be aware of our immunisation status. How to use PPE correctly.

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Wilma Barnes
26 May 2018

Better understanding of infection control

Details
CPD55m of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)  17
Published05 September 2017
Expires13 August 2020
Topics
Infection Prevention
Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology
Antibiotic Resistance
Generalist Nursing
General Practice
Primary Health Care
Community Nursing
MRSA
Immunisation
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