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Celebrate National Infection Control Week: October 19-25, 2015

Join us as we celebrate National Infection Control Week (NICW) and brush up on your infection prevention and control knowledge! The purpose of NICW is to promote infection prevention and control practices wherever health care is delivered, and provide support to practitioners through education and resources. This year Public Health Ontario (PHO) is focusing on the top five high risk practices in clinical office settings. Below you will find resources that will help you to educate yourself and other staff in your organization.  

The top five high risk practices in clinical office settings 

  • Lancets, glucometers and insulin pens – must be single-use only
  • Blood collection devices – should be single use only, or cleaned thoroughly after use
  • Tonometers – must undergo high level disinfection after use (alcohol not sufficient)
  • Syringes and needles and use of vials for IM/IV medications and vaccines – syringes and needles must be single use only and single use vials are preferred
  • Sterilization logs – required for all office/desktop autoclaves

Rise to the occasion

An idea primer to promote awareness
of Infection Prevention and Control

IPAC Success Stories

Follow the link to read three success stories that celebrate IPAC!



IPAC for clinical office practice

Best practices for infection prevention and control for clinical office practice


Update on multidose vials

Updated guidance on the use of multidose vials


PHO Grand Rounds

Top 5 high risk activities and the strategies for improvement of IPAC Practices - Tuesday, October 20


Best Practices 






Other NIC Week resources


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