3 Days

1 Business Sessions

36 Speakers

26 Hours of Content

201 Attendees

Christchurch City

Held at St Margaret’s College

For IPCNC | Infection Prevention and Control Nurses College

THE PHEONIX RISING | Resilience and re-emergence in infection prevention (2019)

The Infection Prevention & Control Nurses College (IPCNC) is a specialist College of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

The IPCNC was formed as a special interest section of the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNA) in the 1970s. It rose from small beginnings when the Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (IPCN) was a pioneer role within nursing and before infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes were embedded into health care organisations.

The IPCNC aims to be the lead voice for IPC in New Zealand. The college actively participates and is represented in consultation groups for national and regional IPC issues e.g. HQSC, ACC, MoH. The College operates within NZNO constitutional requirements.

The College currently has more than 500 members with a wide scope of skills and credentials. IPCNC membership is primarily composed of nurses and other health care professionals who are members of NZNO.

New Zealand IPC programmes are supported formally through the New Zealand Standard NZS8134.3.1:2008. Accrediation and certification programmes utilise this Standard as the point of reference.

The IPCNC hosts a conference every two years. In accordance with NZNO Constitution requirements it hosts an annual AGM.

The Event:

This conference was a unique opportunity to explore issues arising directly from Canterbury’s experiences as well as investigate the leadership and educational skills Infection Prevention & Control staff need going forward into a challenging and ever-changing future.   Three broad themes of resilience, re-emergence and leadership are encompassed in the conference. Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui; Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.

The Programme:

Keynote speakers from around the world brought their considerable knowledge and expertise to share. Alongside our keynote speakers, other experts will be provided learning opportunities that provided direct relevance to our delegates knowledge, practice and consumer outcomes.  Presentations explored the latest information and resources on current and emerging threats both biological and environmental such as MDRO, civil emergencies, and pandemics.   Becoming a leader in infection prevention on a global or local level, regardless of resources, will be discussed alongside developing an educational programme and engaging with staff.  Patient safety was also a thread running through the conference programme. Delegates had opportunities to meet the experts, listen to debate as well as network with your colleagues.

The Experience:

3 Day Conference | 201 Delegates | 7 Keynotes | 29 Speakers | 26 hours of content | 31 Sponsors & Exhibitors | 2 Social Functions