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Webinar for residential aged care providers – updated CDNA guidelines

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A special free webinar this Thursday (February 24) from 3.15pm–4:15pm AEDT will introduce the latest, significant updates to the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) national guidelines for the prevention, control, and public health management of COVID-19 outbreaks in residential care facilities (RACFs) in Australia.

The webinar will be hosted by Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), with speakers from the department of health.

The changes support RACFs to take a more independent and proportionate approach in managing the risk of COVID-19, including:

  • move to risk-based approach
  • included exposure definition
  • changes to outbreak definition
  • changes to visitation
  • changes to declaring outbreak over
  • changes to approach to test, trace, isolation and quarantine.

Speakers will include:

  • Sean Rooney, CEO, LASA
  • Dr Catherine Kelaher, principal medical adviser, Department of Health
  • Jacob Madden, A/g assistant secretary, Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch,  Department of Health
  • Cheryl Edwards, residential care specialist, LASA
  • Derek Dittrich, executive director, Government & Public Relations, VIC/TAS ACSA

Who should attend?

Residential aged care providers including CEOs, facility managers and IPC leads.

When: Thursday, February 24, 2022:

  • 3.15pm-4.15pm AEDT
  • 12:15pm-1:15pm AWST
  • 1:45pm-2:45pm ACST
  • 2:15pm-3:15pm AEST
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm ACDT

Participants will need to register here to attend.

The webinar will be recorded and available on the health department’s website for on demand viewing.

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