NISPAC will be a streamlined infection and antimicrobial use surveillance system for Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities.
The NISPAC project will provide a one-stop portal for staff in Residential Aged Care to enter infection surveillance and antimicrobial use data. This new, dedicated and secure website will be developed by the expert multidisciplinary NISPAC team, alongside consultation and collaboration with staff working in Residential Aged Care.
We aspire to make available an efficient and effective infection and antimicrobial use surveillance program that all Australian residential aged care facilities may confidently use to ensure improved health outcomes for their residents.
Working closely with the aged care sector, our mission is to develop, implement and evaluate an infection and antimicrobial use surveillance program specifically for use in Australian residential aged care facilities.
The NISPAC project is funded by an NHMRC grant and will occur through three stages:
Investigation – investigation and exploration of current infection and antimicrobial use surveillance programs in aged care to determine areas for improvement.
Development – Current stage. Developing, piloting and refining the NISPAC online portal.
Implementation – trialing and evaluation of implementation of NISPAC in a representative sample of Residential Aged Care facilities.
Following these stages, NISPAC will be rolled out nationally to Residential Aged Care Facilities.
The NISPAC project aims to include consumer (Aged Care staff, Residents and Carers) perspectives throughout the investigation, development and implementation processes, to ensure that the final NISPAC system is tailored to their needs and preferences. Read more about the involvement of consumers in this study.
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NISPAC is a multi-institute research project developing an infection surveillance program for Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities
NISPAC acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.