17 Mar 2016 | Infection Prevention & Control
The Health Quality & Safety Commission in partnership with ACC is offering scholarships for district health board (DHB) infection prevention and control (IPC) practitioners to participate in a quality improvement course. The course will be relevant to their work in the national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) programme.
Each DHB is guaranteed at least one funded place on the course. It will be delivered by Ko Awatea, Counties Manukau DHB, in two parts (knowledge and skills; experience in the application of improvement tools and methods) between June 2016 and May 2017. The Commission’s sponsorship will cover the participant’s course fees; DHBs will be required to cover travel and accommodation costs for six on-site learning sessions.
The course is designed for participants who are keen to gain foundational knowledge and experience in improvement tools and methods. Participants should be IPC staff and ideally be actively involved in the collection and/or reporting of local SSII programme data. Information is being sent to DHB chief executives, directors of nursing, quality and risk managers, IPC committee chairs and SSII programme ‘champions’.
DHBs must identify a point of contact who will coordinate the nomination and liaise with the Commission. For further information or to submit a nomination please contact Jane Lester (project coordinator, quality improvement programmes). Names and contact details for the nominees must be received by Friday 15 April 2016.