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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) - Bacteria Without Borders
Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
The frequently asked questions cover definitions, transmission, reporting, case management and more.
The CDI case scenarios provide learners with understanding of CDI surveillance and outbreak management.
This document was updated in March 2018 to inlcude current evidence in environmental cleaning, audit methodologies, and new disinfection strategies.
Resources to support the prevention and investigation of IPAC lapses in community settings.
Resources to support cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment/devices.
This course is intended for health care providers who perform reprocessing tasks in community settings.
These checklists are designed to support IPAC lapse investigations in clinical office practice settings.
This module defines, describes, and demonstrates the modes of transmission and categories of Additional Precautions.
Compare ASP elements and strategies in participating Ontario hospitals using our interactive tool.