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.

Updated IPAC Checklists

Our recently updated checklists for clinical office practice were developed to promote consistency when conducting IPAC lapse investigations in clinical office practices: Core Elements, Reprocessing and Endoscopy.

Also see our IPAC checklists for dental practice settings.

View all checklists



PHO Rounds: A review of recent data on Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) rates in Ontario and highlights from the updated Provincial Infectious Disease Committee recommendation on VRE control

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Contact Your Regional IPAC Support Team

Updated 22 March 2019