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Briefing Paper: Responding to COVID-19 / Coronavirus for Aged Care

The COVID-19 National Emergency Response Plan (2020) has been implemented by the Australian Government and the World Health Organisation has declared a Pandemic.

Older people, the residents living in our aged care homes, are at an increased risk if they contract COVID-19. If any cases of COVID-19 are not carefully and correctly managed, infection can spread throughout the Home, affecting not only other residents but also seriously impacting the workforce, contractor and other external stakeholders.

In response to the developing situation, our CompliCare team has developed the ‘Responding to COVID-19 / Coronavirus: Aged Care Guidelines’ briefing paper.

 

What’s in the briefing paper?

An outbreak management plan is key to ensuring the residents in your home are protected.

The briefing paper outlines four key elements to include in your Home’s outbreak management plan:

  1. Prevent: Infection prevention, detection and control planning
  2. Prepare: Considerations include leadership, workforce management, training and competency, communication strategy and product supply management
  3. Respond: Developing your outbreak management plan
  4. Recovery: Evaluation once the outbreak has been contained

 

How to access the briefing paper?

The briefing paper is available now to download, simply click the button below.

Request Your Copy of the Briefing Paper

ACE Editorial Team
ABOUT THE AUTHOR | ACE Editorial Team
ACE is published by CompliSpace and Critical Success Solutions. CompliSpace is an Australian company that specialises in helping organisations manage their legal and regulatory obligations. Critical Success Solutions is an Australian company that specialises in helping Aged Care and Disability Services manage their regulatory and legal requirements.

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