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Far West Desktop Scenario | COVID-19 Outbreak Planning in Aged Care

Date: 10-11-2020 18:30:00 to 20:00

When Wentworth   | Tuesday, 10 November 2020 | 6.30pm to 8.00pm (AEDT)
Where Online Webinar

It is recognised that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on residents in Aged Care Facilities.  Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia, with some people recovering well whilst others require hospitalisation or a palliative approach to care.  There is evidence that the virus spreads rapidly from person to person and deterioration can be particularly rapid in elderly patients in residential aged care. Aged Care Facilities are currently developing their Outbreak Management Plans.  This plan is important as it provides a collaborative approach and understanding of outbreak action, pathways of care, patient management across primary and secondary health care teams and role clarity around the Public Health Response.

 This localised, interactive and scenario-based session will provide participants with an opportunity to work through pandemic preparedness plans, for the management of COVID-19 in an aged care setting, together. It is not intended to be prescriptive, but rather an opportunity to explore and share issues, challenges and response pathways.


This session will cover the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify key stakeholders, roles, responses and management in an aged care COVID outbreak
  • Recognise the localised care pathways for a resident or staff member COVID case
  • Explore the complexities of COVID-19 and the importance of a team approach to care


Facilitated by:
Dr Sarah Wenham, Palliative Care Staff Specialist, Far West Local Health District &
Tabitha Jones, COVID-19 Project Response Coordinator, Western NSW PHN
Target audience:
Health Service CEO’s, RACF Managers, GPs, Registrars, Nurses, Aboriginal Health Professionals, Pharmacists, Specialists, Allied Health Professionals and other clinicians with an interest in this topic, are directly involved in COVID-19 pandemic preparedness planning and/or provide services to Aged Care Facilities. 

6.25pm                       Login

                                    6.30pm    Welcome (Tabitha Jones)

                                    6.35pm    Interactive case scenario discussion (Facilitated by Dr Sarah Wenham & Tabitha)

                                    8.00pm    Evaluation and Close

Further information:     Tabitha Jones  t 0407 221 323   w


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