Early Bird is now open for Perth
Fri 10th July 2020
Includes lunch, networking, morning tea
Venue : Matilda Bay Function Centre, 3 Hackett Drive, Crawley
Full speaker program available Feb 2020
1st Early bird is now open $380pp before 1st March 2020
2nd Early bird $595pp before 1st May 2020
PD points available - Space is limited. Tables of 8 also available
Who should attend?
Hospital and Aged Care Executives, Care Managers, Facility Managers, Hospital Engineers
Infection Control Nurses & Consultants, Hydraulic Engineers
Health Architects, Builders, Designers, Engineers, Building Surveyors (ADEB)
Policy, Standards and Technology
Government Funding Aged Care
The Morrison Government has announced a $537 million funding packge in response to the Royal Commission's interim report, the majority of which will go twards an additional 10,000 home care packages
The additional funds will be spread across the three priority areas highlighted in the interim report: home care packages, reducing chemical restraints, and getting younger people out of residential aged care.
Information on the home care packages, improving medication management programs, dementia training and support for aged care workers and providers, and funds to remove younger people with disabilities from residential aged care will be explained in more detail
Residential aged care funding reform and the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC).
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Standards for general practice residential aged care (GPRAC)
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has developed Standards for general practice residential aged care (GPRAC) to help remove barriers for GPs delivering care in aged care facilities and bridge gaps not covered by the Aged Care Quality Standards.
The first-of-their kind standards set out essential minimum requirements to support GPs to deliver residents quality and safe care, the importance on each standard and how facilities can meet criteria and indicators.
The five standards cover:
Resident care coordinationr
infrastructure, equipment, consultation spaces and treatment room
qualifications of the residential aged care care team
GPs provided over 5.5 million Medicare services in residential aged care facilities in 2018-19, but there are no standards to support them. The standards will help improve resident access to primary healthcare
The final standards are expected to be released by October 2020.
Understand the draft and how it may impact your operations within your facility
WA Digital Health Strategy 2020 -2030
Implementation of the Digital Strategy's vision will significantly change the way health services are delivered in WA.
Designed for the needs of patients, clinicians, building managers, administrators, patient support services and executives, the WA Digital Health Strategy will aim to improve the work living lives of all staff.
Do not miss this opportunity to hear first-hand the initiatives that are keeping WA at the forefront of health and digital transformation both in Australia and on the global stage.
AI, Machine Learning & Robotics in Health
The Role of AI in Healthcare Practices and Its Impact Across Different Sectors Particularly in Chronic Disease
Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Rise of the Machines: Will Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Replace the Doctor?
Case Study | AI and Machine Learning Redefining Healthcare – A Global Picture
Facility Management : Fire safety and the Robotic Era in Healthcare
The Tech Trends changing HealthCare
From Artificial Intelligence to virtual Reality, real-time patient health tracking apps, ingestible sensors, gene therapy to predict future health issue, exoskeletons to help people walk - technology is revolutionising the future of the healthcare industry - offering the potential to provide the next-generation healthcare to patients. This presentation will explore how healthcare providers can meet the needs of the changing customer expectations and more
Research linking public health and genomics and preparing Australia for genomic medicine; data, computing and digital health
In the last two decades , it has been recognized that knowledge of genomics and the application of new technologies can also contribute to the public health armamentarium through providing molecular insights into disease risk and pathology.
In the next decade, knowledge about how variation in our genomes affects our health is expected to increase dramatically.
This presentation will discuss the challenges of insights provided by pathogen genomics and why the symbiotic application and intersection with Australia's national digital health strategy will be crucial for supporting effective, ethical and sustainable integration of genomics into the Australian health care system.
Agreed Roles and Responsibilities in the control of communicable diseases and health-associated infections
The Public Health Policy Framework specifies the public health requirements that all Health Service Providers (HSPs) must comply with in order to ensure effective and consistent public health service across the WA health system.
The purpose of the Roles and responsibilities in the control of communicable disease and health care associate infections (the document) is to establish clear roles and responsibilities of CDCD and HSPs with regard to control and communicable disease and health care associated infections.
This presentation discusses these roles and linkages across the WA health system, in the governance, development and management of services aimed at preventing and controlling communicable diseases and healthcare associated infections.
New Regulatory Framework for drinking water in WA
With the introduction of the Public Health Act 2016 in WA, the provisions in the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 relating to the safety of drinking water, must be reviewed and either repealed or replaced with new regulations in accordance with the new regulatory framework.
The five (5) key features of the proposed regulations are:
1. Set out the registration and licensing framework for drinking water suppliers.
2. Clearly defined health-related standards for the quality of drinking water.
3. General risk management obligations placed on drinking water suppliers that are based on public health risk analysis, due diligence, hazard management and auditing.
4. Transparency and public disclosure of water quality information.
5. Provide flexibility to ensure that the framework is not overly onerous for smaller drinking water suppliers.
Written consultations on the above closed on 30 August 2019. Find out what this means for WA on 10th July 2020
Safety Management in Healthcare - Clinical and Facilities
Management of Sharps and Healthcare related wastes AS 3816 : 2018
includes WA Clinical and Related Waste Management Policy
Health professionals who regularly deal with sharps wastes, including larger facilities such as hospitals, day-procedure centres, pathology laboratories, mortuaries or medical research facilities must develop and implement a Clinical and Related Waste Management Plan. Compliance is mandatory in WA .
WA Health facilities are responsible for the handling and management of all their waste, including clinical and related waste, from the point of generation until the final point of safe disposal regardless of who may be contracted to provide that service. The Clinical and Related Waste Management Policy describes the minimum requirements to be adhered to by WA Health to ensure clinical and related waste is segregated, stored, transported and disposed of in a manner that minimises the risk of public exposure to potentially contaminated material and minimises environmental impact.
It applies to healthcare that is provided both within a facility and through healthcare at home programs.
Each WA Health facility is to have an auditable management structure and procedures to deal with all aspects of clinical and related waste, including but not limited to:
- Roles and responsibilities of management and staff.
- Segregation and handling of specific waste streams.
- Strategies for waste reduction and recycling
- Tracking and measuring quantities of various waste categories
- Documentation and proof of proper and safe handling, transport and disposal of wastes.
Understand your role, what the latest standards mean and how to remain compliant
WA Clinical Incident Management Policy from (1 Nov 19 ) and Responsibilities of Health Services providers, Private facilities, Patient Safety Surveillance Units and individuals
The purpose of the Clinical Incident Management (CIM) Policy (Policy) is to ensure Health Service Providers implement consistent and accountable processes and systems for the management of clinical incidents with the goal to prevent harm to patients and improve patient safety.
The Policy promotes best practices in CIM to:
1. Identify when patients are harmed and implement strategies to minimise harm.
2. Ensure lessons are learned; provide opportunities to share lessons and take action to reduce the risk of similar events occurring.
3. Identify hazards before they cause patient harm, treat the hazard and review clinical risks.
An approved CIMS helps health services to support their workforce in recognising, investigating and analysing clinical incidents to improve safety and quality within the service. Health Service Providers must ensure they maintain systems and processes that provide a consistent approach to the management of clinical incidents, including utilising the approved clinical incident management system.
This presentation will explain the responsibilities of Health Service Providers, Private Facilities, Patient Safety Surveillance Units and Individuals
Fire, Security and Healthcare Workplace Emergency Risk Management
AS 4083:2010 – Planning for emergencies – Health Care Facilities
Aged care facilities may need to replace or retrofit new sprinkler systems at great expense. Properly functioning sprinkler systems are an important part of Aged Care Fire Safety.
The Harmonised Occupational Health and Safety Laws or the Australian Standard AS3745 revision require that there be a properly written emergency response procedure manual in place at each facility. Many areas require facilities to give one of these emergency response manuals to the local fire brigade.
There are also stricter requirements for automatic smoke detection and alarm systems that are connected to local fire brigades. The Department of Health and Aging oversees this. It falls under the 1997 Aged Care Act.
Aged care Staff : Safety basics
Understand and control the risks when working in aged care.
These include ;
Common hazards and risks in aged care
Health and safety legal duties
Health and safety in aged care
Risk management process
New policy to cut red tape and improve aged care planning - WA
For the first time, standard land use definitions are proposed for residential aged care facilities and retirement villages. These will be used in local planning strategies and schemes to streamline delivery of aged-care needs, including flexible transitioning from independent living to residential aged care.
Find out what the policy means by 1st July 2020
Full Speaker program available in Feb 2020