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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.


Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) 
Case Scenarios

The CDI case scenarios provide an opportunity for learners to enhance their understanding of CDI surveillance and outbreak management and apply knowledge to complex CDI situations in daily practice. 




IPAC Checklists for Dental Practice Settings

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

Updated IPAC Lapse FAQs

We recently updated the list of frequently asked IPAC lapse questions. The update includes a new section - Office Design/ Facilities and additional guidance on reprocessing and sterilizers.


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IPAC Online Learning


These courses are designed 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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