Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) – Online Learning

Looking to build or expand your knowledge in IPAC best practices? Check out our courses on IPAC core competencies and reprocessing, as well as specialized knowledge for different environments, including hospitals, community health care settings and long-term care homes.

Public Health Ontario has developed four new modules for the IPAC Core Competencies online course:

  • Personal Risk Assessment in Acute Care
  • Personal Risk Assessment in Long-term Care
  • Personal Risk Assessment in Community-Clinic
  • Personal Risk Assessment in Community-Home

Scroll down and select “View all course modules” or contact ipac@oahpp.ca for more information about these modules.

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Courses

IPAC Core Competencies

IPAC Core Competencies are basic skills and knowledge all Ontario health care workers need to have.
This course will help learners improve their IPAC knowledge with the goal to help decrease the risk of transmission of infection in health care. This information can help protect workers, their clients/patients/residents, and co-workers from infections, regardless of their role, position, education and experience.

Target audience: All health care workers
Course duration: 10-15 minutes per module
Modules: 10
Certificate of completion: Yes, after completion of test at the end of each module. Users must score 100% on each test to receive the certificate for that module.
Technical requirements: Speakers or headphones required for audio component.
Resources: Resources for Trainers

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New IPAC Risk Assessment Modules

Check out our new online modules to learn more about personal risk assessment in various health settings.

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Reprocessing in Community Health Care settings

Following best practices in cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical equipment and devices helps prevent the transmission of infection to health care providers and clients and patients. This course provides you with:

  • general concepts in reprocessing
  • basic knowledge and skills for safely reprocessing reusable medical equipment/devices
  • knowledge related to the importance of following best practices and the consequences of inadequate reprocessing
  • best practices in reprocessing

Target audience: Health care providers who reprocess reusable medical equipment/devices in community settings such as clinics, clinical office practice settings, family health teams, community health care centres and other community health care settings.
Course duration: 2 to 4 hours
Modules: 9
Certificate of completion: Yes, after completion of test at the end of each module. Users must score 100% on each test to receive the certificate for that module.
Technical requirements: Speakers or headphones required for audio component.

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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) Case Scenarios

Each scenario provides an opportunity for learners to enhance their understanding of CDI surveillance and outbreak management and apply knowledge to complex CDI situations in daily practice. This includes applying the case definition, correctly classifying cases, identifying follow up actions and reporting cases appropriately according to provincial requirements.

Target audience: Infection Control Professionals and health care providers who identify and manage CDI cases and outbreaks in Ontario hospitals
Course duration: Each scenario takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Scenarios: 5
Certificate of completion: No
Technical requirements: Speakers or headphones required for audio component.

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Event

PHO Grand Rounds: Measles and varicella maternal antibody waning in Ontario infants

In this presentation, we will outline the epidemiology of measles and varicella. We will also describe a study performed at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to investigate immunity to measles and varicella in infants that are less than 12 months of age.

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Updated 27 Aug 2019