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IPAC Core Competencies Course

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Course modules description

Occupational Health and Safety
Ontario Respiratory Virus Bulletin

Occupational Health and Safety covers:

  • Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Internal Responsibility System (IRS)
  • Procedures for reporting illnesses and injuries related to work
Chain of Transmission and Risk Assessment 
Ontario Respiratory Virus Bulletin

Chain of Transmission and Risk Assessment focusses on: 

  • Chain of Transmission
  • How to break the links in the Chain and
  • How to conduct a Risk Assessment


Health Care Provider Controls
Ontario Respiratory Virus Bulletin

Health Care Provider Controls demonstrates best practices for:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)






Control of the Environment
Ontario Respiratory Virus Bulletin

Control of the Environment describes: 

  • how controlling the environment can help prevent infections
  • effective cleaning of the environment and equipment
  • engineering controls





Administrative Controls
Ontario Respiratory Virus Bulletin

Administrative Controls highlights: 

  • measures that the administration of a health care setting puts into place to help protect health care providers and clients/patients/residents from infection
  • the roles of employers, supervisors and health care providers in relation to Administrative Controls




Additional Precautions

Additional Precautions emphasizes:

  • the basic principles and elements of Additional Precautions in all health care settings
  • contact, droplet and airborne precautions
  • sector specific scenarios (acute care, long-term care, community home and community clinics) that apply the basic principles and elements of Additional Precautions 

General Information

Module duration
Between 20 - 40 minutes

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Certificate of completion
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