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Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice
These infection prevention and control best practices will assist physicians with their clinical office-based practice. Some components have been derived from legislation and regulations, and will state in explicit terms what physicians should or should not do. Other sections are evidence-based best practices, intended to increase awareness about the day-to-day risks of infection acquisition and transmission in a physician’s clinical office and to equip physicians with practical guidance and tools to minimize such risks.

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Reprocessing in Community Health Care Settings

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.


Updated guidance on the use of multidose vials

On April 10, 2015, the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee on Infection Prevention and Control (PIDAC-IPC) updated the guidance on the use of multidose vials in Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice. This guidance was revised as a result of inquiries from health care providers from outpatient and inpatient settings to clarify when opened multidose vials should be discarded.


Top Five High Risk Practice Recommendations

It is incumbent on physicians and other health professionals to protect individuals within their clinical office practice: patients, clinical office staff, and visitors. The top 5 recommendations are intended to assist with self-assessment internal to the clinical office setting for quality improvement purposes.   





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