The Department of Health is encouraging residential Aged Care Providers to register now to participate in this year's Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (acNAPS).
The acNAPS aims to:
reduce harm to aged care residents by preventing infections through a greater focus on infection control
promote appropriate antimicrobial (e.g. antibiotic) use
collate de-identified data that allows each aged care home to benchmark their results against the Australian average
support aged care homes to meet accreditation requirements.
The survey can be undertaken by a nurse, infection control practitioner or pharmacist between Monday 19 June 2017 and Friday 1 September 2017.
Expert support from a clinical microbiologist, pharmacist and an infection control practitioner is available to all participating aged care homes and multi-purpose services during this time.
Contact details - phone (03) 9342 9415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information or to participate visit the NAPS website.