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Workshop: IPAC Lunch and Learn: Environmental Cleaning
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:15 pm
Venue: Webinar
Infectious Diseases
Format: Webinar

​The PIDAC Best Practices for Environmental cleaning for Prevention and  Control of Infections in All Health Care Settings  was updated in May 2012.  This presentation will provide an overview of the document to refresh  your knowledge for best practices to keep health care environments clean and safe for care delivery.  This presentation is targeted to individuals with a role in management of housekeeping and/or environmental services, infection prevention and control professionals and public health investigators

Learning objectives:

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • describe:
    • the components of cleaning
    • routine cleaning in health care
    • the risk matrix for determining frequency of cleaning
  • briefly discuss areas/equipment of special consideration for cleaning


Vicky Willet, Network Coordinator, Northeastern Ontario Infection Control Network

Vicky worked as a RN in various settings such as Medical, Critical Care, and Discharge Planning in both Ontario and Michigan, and first became involved in infection prevention and control (IPAC) in 2001.  Her interest in the role of IPAC grew and she took on the role of infection prevention and control professional full time in 2005 at the large community hospital in Northern Ontario where she worked.  She was immediately involved with a large VRE outbreak followed by an extensive CDI outbreak. She has maintained her certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology since 2005. Vicky eventually took on the role as IPAC Program Team Lead, where she was involved extensively in the building of the new community hospital.  She joined Public Health Ontario in 2011 as an Infection control Consultant and in 2013 assumed the role as Network Coordinator of the Northeastern Ontario Infection Control Network. Vicky’s passion for IPAC, combined with her experiences with outbreak management, contribute to her willingness to share experiences and lessons learned.

Target Audience:

Infection Control Professionals, Health Care Professionals in Acute Care, Long-Term Care, Community and Public Health

Additional Information:

Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, or have any questions please contact Brandy Kirchen at or 807-333-0139.


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