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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.


Minimizing the Risk of Bacterial Transmission When Using Duodenoscopes

This document is an extension to the Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Equipment/Devices in All Health Care Settings. It outlines current concerns with respect to duodenoscope-associated outbreaks and the effectiveness of duodenoscope reprocessing.

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Reprocessing in the Community Online Learning Course


The Reprocessing in the Community course is intended for health care providers who perform reprocessing tasks (cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical equipment/devices) in community settings.

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IPAC Checklists for Clinical Office Practice

These new checklists are designed to support IPAC lapse investigations in clinical office practice settings:

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IPAC Core Competencies Course: Additional Precautions module


This module defines, describes, and demonstrates the modes of transmission and categories of Additional Precautions. After completing the session users will know when and how to use Additional Precautions.

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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 (AS)
IPAC Core Competencies 
Online Learning Course

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

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

Learn more about IPAC core competencies course.

See all hand hygiene resources See all ASP resources See IPAC CORE course 


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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