Infection Prevention & Control

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

The IPC goal 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

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

(see also Medical Device Reprocessing)

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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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Outbreak Management

Infectious disease outbreaks occur year round and in different settings

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