Routine Practices and Additional Precautions

Infection prevention and control best practices used by health care workers can reduce the risk of transmitting infections to and from clients, patients, residents and staff in all health care settings. Routine practices refer to minimum practices that should be used with all clients, patients or residents. Additional precautions refer to specific actions that should be taken with individuals that are at risk of transmitting or acquiring disease. We offer expertise, best practices and resources to help you understand and apply routine practices and additional precautions.

Routine Practices and Additional Precautions In All Health Care Settings, 3rd edition

This document outlines the practice of Routine Practices and Additional Precautions (RP/AP) in health care settings across the continuum of care including, but not limited to, pre-hospital care, acute care, complex continuing care, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care, chronic care, ambulatory care and home health care.

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PHO Grand Rounds: The 2020-21 Influenza Season - Hope for the best, plan for the worst (Repeat presentation)

Very little influenza circulated in the Southern Hemisphere during the 2020 respiratory virus season, potentially due to measures to control COVID-19. It is possible that little influenza will circulate in the Northern Hemisphere as well, however it is important to plan for possible co-circulation of COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory viruses. 

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Updated 24 July 2020