NISPAC is a research project which aims to protect Residents, staff and their carers, and improve tracking of infections and of medicines used to prevent and treat infections in Residential Aged Care Facilities.
Why is this project happening?
Residents and staff in Residential Aged Care Facilities are especially at risk of getting infections. Many of these infections can be prevented.
Some medications used to treat infections are given too often, or are not given at the right time. It is important to know when these medications are being given, to make sure they are given correctly.
How will NISPAC help?
The NISPAC project will mean that staff in Aged Care Facilities can keep track of infections and use of some medicines more easily.
Improving tracking of infections and medications means that outbreaks of infections can be found, and action can be taken quickly.
What does this mean for residents and carers?
This project aims to benefit residents through the implementation of a thoroughly researched and developed program, it poses no risk to residents, staff or carers.
If you have any queries about the project, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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.