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Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) refers to those evidence-based practices and procedures that, when applied consistently in health care settings, can prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of microorganisms to health care providers, other clients/patients/residents and visitors.


May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day


World Hand Hygiene Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of good hand hygiene. Find out how you can get involved.

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Infection Control Resource Teams: The First Five Years Report


This report summarizes the most frequently identified areas of concern for practice improvement in CDI-related visits during the period of 2008 – 2013. The findings from the report were featured in the American Journal of Infection Prevention and Control.

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Infographic: Antibiotic overuse in Ontario’s long-term care homes

This infographic presents highlights from recent literature examining antibiotic use in long-term care homes and provides recommendations on how to reduce this risk for residents.

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IPAC Online Learning


These courses are design to assist health care organizations to adopt good infection prevention and control practices:

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Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC)
IPAC for Clinical Office Practice
Environmental Cleaning

Learn more about Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC) as well as the available PIDAC resources.

Best Practices for Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice

Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and
Control of Infections

See all PIDAC resources See all clinical office practice resources See enviromental cleaning toolkit


Hand Hygiene
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Learn more about the best practices for hand hygiene as well as the available hand hygiene resources.

Learn more about Antimicrobial Stewardship as well as the available antimicrobial stewardship resources.

Learn more about UTIs as well as the available UTI resources.

See all hand hygiene resources See ASP resources See UTI program resources


Ebola virus disease (EVD)
Enterococci (VRE)
Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)

Learn more about the management and surveillance of Ebola well as available Ebola resources.

Learn more about VRE and Public Health Ontario's VRE research program.

Learn more about the management and surveillance of CPE as well as the available CPE resources.

See all Ebola resources See all VRE resources See all CPE resources 


See a listing of all products related to infection prevention and control


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