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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.


This Week is National Infection Control Week: No Borders


See the resources and presentations to help you raise awareness and celebrate National Infection and Control Week with your team.


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Antimicrobial stewardship resources for long-term care homes (LTCHs)


Learn how to implement antimicrobial stewardship and improve antibiotic prescribing in LTCHs.




Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Frequently Asked Questions


PHO has compiled a list of CPE frequently asked questions that cover definitions, transmission, reporting, case management and more.

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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 Just Clean Your Hands (JCYH) program 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 CPE management and surveillance, and explore 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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