Topic: The impacts of COVID-19 on property management

Day: Monday 12 October

Time:  3:30pm-4:00pm AEDT


The loo and the poo, the goo and SARS-CoV-2The loo and the poo, the goo and SARS-CoV-2
The goal of every bacteria and virus is survival. These pathogens have strategies that assist in their survival, which includes free transport via hands and mobile surfaces. Many bacteria and fungi adapt to form new homes on new surfaces with biofilm growth, and within these biofilms, there is transmission of genetic elements that confer resistance to antibiotics and medicines. Microorganisms live on us, in us and around us. You cannot see the good bacteria, and you cannot see the bad bacteria. Once bacteria set up a biofilm on a surface, they liberate members of the community to find other locations where a new home can be established, or an infection commenced. It becomes very important that surfaces are cleaned efficiently, and the nasty bacteria and other microbes are removed and killed effectively.  
This presentation will give you a practical overview on the published evidence and core elements required to develop an effective cleaning and disinfecting program. Effective disinfection requires implementation of strategies that involve product selection, proper application and dwell time. Complicating factors include biofilms and inadequately cleaned surfaces.
Key Topics covered include:• The importance of separation (i.e. social distancing)• Hygiene for optimal infection prevention          – Hand Hygiene          – Surface Cleaning & Disinfection• How to implement practices, policies, standards and behaviors to operationalise and tailor recommendations from general guidance to meet specific Aged Care Facility needs.





Jess Johnson is the Account Director for MDFM. With a background in Actuarial Studies and a graduate of the AICD, Jess brings risk analysis skills to MDFM’s extensive experience in aged care maintenance and facilities management. MDFM’s mission is to facilitate a compliant and efficient service environment where Residents, Staff and Visitors are safe, comfortable and productive.

Presentation material has been professionally prepared resulting in an engaging and informative experience that challenges the audience with new ideas for immediate implementation.
Jess is an experienced speaker and has presented at many conferences and webinars.