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Australia & New Zealand’s Leading Authority on Infection Prevention and Control in Aged Care

AACQA_Quality_Standards_DiagramBug Control has been helping aged care facilities and their teams protect their consumers from infections and outbreaks by providing infection prevention and control (IPC) consulting services to the aged care industry since 1995.

We understand the new Aged Care Quality Standards (July 2019) and NHMRC Guidelines (May 2019). Bug Control advice is always evidence-based and reflects best practice in Australia and New Zealand. Our consultants are experienced practitioners in infection prevention and control in aged care.

As industry-leaders in Infection Prevention and Control, we provide a wide range of consulting services, education, resources and audits. Bug Control provides policy and procedure manuals that include:

  • Management of flu and gastro outbreaks
  • Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) policies
  • Infection prevention and control and its application to cleaning, catering (kitchen) and laundry services
  • Evidence-based training materials
  • A comprehensive Policies & Procedures Manual

as well as consulting and auditing services to help facilities meet changing IPC guidelines.

Bug Control provides multi-user access to our education and resource platform which allows Bug Control members access to a wealth of IPC resources, including mandatory training, our certification programme and informative videos and webinars. We have updated our resources to reflect the requirements of the new Aged Care Quality Standards (ACQS) following their introduction on July 1 2019, and the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (NHMRC guidelines, May 2019).

Do you need help with your infection prevention and control? Well, contact us to discuss how our team can help you meet the new Quality Standards, stop infections, improve team compliance and make your facility safer for your consumers.

 

IPC Resources & Services

Bug Control provides a comprehensive range of IPC resources and services to suit every requirement, from staff IPC certification to Facility auditing and consultancy.

Policies & Procedures Manual

Join other industry leaders in aged care and subscribe the Bug Control infection prevention and control manual. The IPC manual is regularly updated so that you have the latest evidence-based policies and procedures.

Updated following the Aged Care Quality Standards (ACQS) introduced on July 1 2019 and the new Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (NHMRC guidelines) introduced in May 2019.

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Flip Charts

Our flip charts are visual aids that help your teams to observe IPC protocols. Each flip chart provides at-a-glance guidance on an essential area of Infection Prevention and Control, including hand hygiene, general infection control, laundry, cleaning and food handling.

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Reference Guides

Gain clear and concise information on IPC procedures for outbreak management, MRSA management, waste management, cytotoxic waste management and many more vital areas of governance.

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Facility Audits and Action Plans

Join other industry leaders who have evidence of their IPC activities. After the initial audit, regular mini audits are undertaken to collect evidence of activities undertaken and actions taken.

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Hand Hygiene Kits (HHK)

This essential tool allows you to practice hand hygiene and ensure you have teachable moments. It clearly helps demonstrate how poor practice does not remove the dirt and bugs.

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Do you need help with your infection prevention and control?

Speak to our team about meeting the new Quality Aged Care Standards, an IPC Audit or subscribing to our membership or infection prevention and control manual. Book your FREE call now.

Could Your Facility Pass an Audit Today? Prepare for Unannounced Quality Agency Visits with Bug Control.

What would happen if your Aged Care Facility received an unannounced visit from the Quality Agency today? Would you be reaccredited? Facilities across Australia and New Zealand are facing an immense amount of pressure to meet the relevant Standards and guidelines.

A Bug Control IPC audit includes a thorough assessment of your Facility, and a detailed report and an action plan. This plan provides practical steps to ensure you can provide evidence of activities being planned and undertaken, thus being ready for unannounced visits or re-accreditation when the Quality Agency visits.

Our Infection Prevention and Control consultants have been helping facilities to meet changing requirements for almost twenty-five years. All our advice is evidence based and reflects best practice coupled with the practical experience of our consultants we provide solutions that work and that provide peace of mind.

We will undertake a comprehensive infection prevention and control audit of the entire facility, provide a report and action plan.

We have a five-step plan to reduce infections and stop outbreaks: the Bug Control Towards Zero™ Plan includes a thorough assessment of your Facility, as well as a detailed report and an action plan with practical steps to ensure you’re ready for AACQA re-accreditation when the Quality Agency visits.

Our evidence-based IPC reference materials and training tools are based on the latest Aged Care Quality Standards (ACQS) introduced on July 1 2019 and the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (NHMRC guidelines, May 2019).

Bug Control Membership

Bug Control Membership gives you access to all the resources you need for infection prevention and control in aged care. Tool box resources, webinars, mandatory training policies and procedures all available to your whole team at any time.

Bug Control Membership Benefits

Multi-user access to the Bug Control Online Learning Platform.

Everyday Principles of Infection Prevention and Control animated programme, with progress reports and a certificate of completion.

Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) course.

Handwashing and PPE videos and Infection Prevention and Control webinars.

Access to a members-only library of posters, factsheets and IPC information.

IPC support via email, phone and our members’ forum. Quarterly Bug Control bulletin newsletter packed with the latest industry and company news.

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Bug Control Client Testimonials

We’ve been helping Aged Care Facilities across Australia and NZ to protect their consumers and staff from potentially deadly infections for almost twenty-five years. Our clients are delighted with our quality of service, but don’t just take our word for it — here’s what they have to say.

Our Blog

The Bug Control blog is packed with helpful articles on Aged Care IPC policies and procedures written by experts.

Do you need help with your infection prevention and control?

Speak to our team about meeting the new Quality Aged Care Standards, an IPC Audit or subscribing to our membership or infection prevention and control manual. Book your FREE call now.

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