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Infection Prevention & Control

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:

  • 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 healthcare 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)

Education &
Training

Courses provide information about health, safety, emergency, information, and privacy requirements

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Surveillance &
Reporting

We collect surveillance data at every acute care facility in the province

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