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:
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 health-care 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)