Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is dedicated to preventing infections acquired within healthcare facilities.
IPC’s mandate is to reduce the incidence of healthcare associated infections in patients, residents, and clients by:
Directions for known and suspect diseases (includes additional precautions/isolation)
Standard practices and procedures for preventing infections
Best practice recommendations to prevent a patient from acquiring a healthcare associated infection
Hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and infections
Donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)