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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.

 

Guide to Infection Prevention and Control in Personal Service Settings, 3rd edition



Personal services are a growing industry in Ontario. This document provides public health units with infection prevention and control practices when working with personal service setting (PSS) operators.

 

 

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Updated checklists for IPAC in clinical office practice



The checklists for IPAC in clinical office practice were updated to include changes to: legislative requirements, risk levels, risk definitions, and formatting for ease of reference.  

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Antibiotic resistant organisms in Ontario's long-term care homes


This infographic summarizes results from the survey on antimicrobial resistance in long-term care homes conducted in 2017.

 

NewClostridium difficile Infection (CDI) case scenarios

 



The final three CDI case scenarios of the series of five are now available. The case scenarios provide an opportunity for learners to enhance their understanding of CDI surveillance and outbreak management:

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Updated IPAC lapses frequently asked questions



Frequently Asked Questions for IPAC Lapses have been updated to include additional guidance on the use of process challenge devices (PCDs) and chemical indicators (CIs).

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Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Frequently Asked Questions

 

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

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Sub-topics

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)
   
Vancomycin-Resistant
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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