PIDAC's Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice was developed in collaboration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to support those working in clinical office settings. Integrating best practices into routine care and responding to infections appropriately decreases the risk of outbreaks, elevates the general level of practice and protects the public and office staff. The following recommendations address the top five practices that put patients and others at risk in a physician’s office.
Tonometers and other ophthalmologic equipment that touch the eye must undergo high-level disinfection (e.g. glutaraldehyde) between patient use. Cleaning with alcohol is not sufficient.