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Celebrate National Infection Control Week: October 15-19, 2018

The third full week in October is designated as National Infection Control Week (NICW) in Canada and the U.S. During this week, we celebrate and highlight the efforts of Infection Control Professionals (ICPs) across health care settings. We also provide resources, and raise awareness about infection prevention and control (IPAC) practices. This year's theme is "no borders". See the resources and presentations we have identified below to help you raise awareness and celebrate NICW with your team.

 For more information please contact your IPAC Regional Support Team or email 

Need help with IPAC week activities?

Don't waste time trying to come up with ideas to boost team spirit for IPAC week – we've done it for you! See resources below to help you raise awareness of IPAC in your setting:

IPAC Week Primer

IPAC Week Activities:


Join us for our webinar

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) - Bacteria Without Borders

Date: October 16, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Register here​.

Additional Resources

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions cover definitions, transmission, reporting, case management and more.

Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) Case Scenarios

The CDI case scenarios provide learners with understanding of CDI surveillance and outbreak management.

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Updated Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning

This document was updated in March 2018 to inlcude current evidence in environmental cleaning, audit methodologies, and new disinfection strategies.

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Resources for Preventing IPAC Lapses

Resources to support the prevention and investigation of IPAC lapses in community settings.

Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Equipment/Devices

Resources to support cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment/devices.

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Reprocessing in the Community Online Learning Course

This course is intended for health care providers who perform reprocessing tasks in community settings.

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IPAC Checklists for Clinical Office Practice

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

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Online Learning: Additional Precautions

This module defines, describes, and demonstrates the modes of transmission and categories of Additional Precautions.

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Ontario Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Comparison Tool

Compare ASP elements and strategies in participating Ontario hospitals using our interactive tool.  

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IPAC videos


 Hand Hygiene (2 videos)


 PPE - Facial Protection (4 videos)


 PPE - Gown and Gloves (4 videos)


 PPE - Respirators (4 videos)


 Full PPE (2 videos)

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