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Who We Are and What We Do

Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) is dedicated to preventing infections acquired within health care facilities.

IPC’s mandate is to reduce the incidence of health care associated infections in patients, residents, and clients by:

  • process and outcome surveillance
  • outbreak identification and management
  • consultation and education
  • guideline, policy, and procedure development
  • research

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Resource
Manuals

Directions for known and suspect diseases (includes additional precautions/isolation)

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Routine
Practices

Standard practices and procedures for preventing infections

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Best Practice Recommendations

Best practice recommendations to prevent a patient from acquiring a health-care associated infection

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Hand
Hygiene

Hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and infections

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Personal Protective Equipment

Donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Equipment
Cleaning

Classification for equipment cleaning

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(see also >>
Medical Device Reprocessing)