Infection Prevention & Control

Alberta Health Services' Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) team is dedicated to preventing infections acquired within health-care facilities.

IPC staff support all AHS facilities as well as partner organizations.

The use of good IPC practices helps prevent infections from occurring while patients are in health-care facilities. The IPC Acute Care Resource Manual supports healthcare workers to manage the care and placement of patients with known or suspected diseases and is applicable to acute care emergency, inpatient, and ambulatory medical surgical and outpatient settings.

IPC Continuing Care Resource Manual supports health care staff in caring for residents living in Alberta Health Services (AHS) owned and contracted Continuing Care settings who have a known or suspected infectious disease or condition.

IPC Community-Based Services Resource Manual supports frontline staff in caring for clients who require health services in the community. This includes Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff and contracted partners working in community-based services such as:

  • Schools
  • Community Public Health
  • Home Care
  • Allied Health, Addictions and Mental Health
  • Emergency Medical Services

AHS also provides recommendations and resources to help prevent the spread of Influenza.

Video resources to support medical device reprocessing best practice can be found on the Medical Device Reprocessing page.

The Knowledge Resource Service Infection Prevention and Control subject guide is where you’ll find all the most relevant information and resources to support your IPC practice. The subject guide includes practice resources, e-journals, databases, e-books, patient resources and other useful links.