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Webinar: Urinary tract infections and catheters in the residential aged care setting

Online

Tue 25 Feb 2020 @6.30pm-7.30pm (AEDT)

Providing quality care to incontinent residents with catheters is complex and the inherent risk of contracting a urinary tract infection (UTI) can have a negative impact on their wellbeing.

This webinar will look at:

  • The use of catheters
    • Indwelling catheters
    • Suprapubic catheters
    • Clean intermittent catheterisation (when is this an option?)
  • Catheter care
  • The signs, symptoms and treatments of a UTI in the frail older person
  • UTIs in the frail older person with dementia
  • Antibiotic-resistant UTIs and their impact on care.

The webinar will also link the topics to the Aged Care Quality Standards: the importance of ensuring that personal preferences and needs for clinical care are discussed with the resident.

In the wake of the Royal Commission, you can’t afford to miss this free opportunity to increase the quality of care for your residents. Our expert educators have put this webinar together to help you improve your standard of care and understanding of the complexities of this subject matter.

Register now


Presenters

Dr Liza Lau

Dr Liza Lau, MBBS, FRACP, has worked as a Consultant Geriatrician since 2013. Liza has worked in both hospital and community settings in aged care, public and private. Liza is willing to teach anyone and share her knowledge with colleagues, and she believes she will never stop learning herself. She is currently practicing as a consultant for the Continence Services at both Austin Health and Eastern Health in Melbourne and conducts Video Urodynamics at Austin Health. She also looks aft the vaginal pessaries service in her clinic. 

She is a medical advisor for the Bladder Bowel Collaborative Steering Committee, which is run by the Continence Foundation of Australia. She is the honorary secretary of the Australasian Delirium Association, and organised a successful conference in September 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre


Ms Brigid Trout

Brigid Trout is a highly experienced Clinical Nurse Consultant who works at Eastern Health Residential InReach and has a wealth of experience in the residential aged care sector. 

She is passionate about educating Aged Care Facility staff about Catheter Care and regularly visits Aged Care facilities to deliver education sessions to all disciplines of staff. 

Her aim is to ensure every staff member who comes into contact with a resident who has an IDC/SPC in situ, has the knowledge to deliver best practice in accordance with latest evidence and guidelines. 

Her other role is in Learning and Teaching as a Clinical Support Nurse.

 


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