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Workshop: IPAC intersections
Friday, June 20, 2014 08:30 am to 02:30 pm
Venue: Summit Place
Infectious Diseases
City: Owen Sound
Format: In Person

​Scenario-Based Education for Environmental Services & Infection Control

Infection Prevention and Control staff and the Environmental Services team are both crucial to the development and implementation of a facility IPAC Program.  However, for a variety of reasons, they may not always be able to create a smooth “intersection” of their respective roles.  Enter IPAC Intersections – a workshop first introduced last fall at the public health unit education days.  At this workshop, staff from both departments will work through real-life scenarios developed from experience and feedback shared by our Environmental Services Forum attendees and from our IPAC Review Program visits in Long Term Care Homes.  In order to maximize resources, IPAC Intersections has been paired with our regular Environmental Services Forum and will be in three locations this spring.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize and discuss areas where roles “intersect”
  • Discover opportunities for collaboration to maximize limited resources
  • Learn about and share effective communication vehicles between ES & IPAC
  • Receive a scenario workbook that can be used to create “intersections” and training suited to their individual facilities


Laura Farrell, CIC,
Network Coordinator - Southwestern Ontario Infection Control Network

Francine Paquette, CIC
Infection Control Consultant - South Western Ontario Infection Control Network

Target audience:

Infection Control Designates and Environmental Service Managers/Supervisors working in Long Term Care

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 Norma Reese at or 866-916-1127.


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