Infection Prevention and Control
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) refers to evidence-based practices and procedures that, when applied consistently in health care settings, can prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of microorganisms to health care providers, clients, patients, residents and visitors.
We provide public health professionals with expertise, support and resources for infection prevention and control. For information and resources related to specific topics or services, see the list below.
New IPAC Personal Risk Assessment Modules
A new set of modules have been added to the IPAC Core Competencies course to help users learn how to conduct an IPAC personal risk assessment to help protect themselves, others and the environment from exposure to infectious agents.
The content of the modules is tailored for healthcare workers in acute and long-term care, as well as community clinic and home settings.
PHO Grand Rounds: What Public Health Ontario’s new document “Recommendations for the Prevention, Detection and Management of Occupational Contact Dermatitis in Health Care Settings” can add to EOH and IPAC best practices
This session will summarize a series of evidence-based recommendations for the prevention, early detection and management of occupational contact dermatitis in HCWs, through an interactive and engaging presentation.