The department’s evidence-based interventions, guidance and recommendations aim at reducing the risk of infection to patients, staff and visitors. This is achieved through:
- Consultation and collaboration
- Outbreak investigation and control
- Development of policies and procedures
- Participation in research
IPAC is staffed by 6 registered nurses, 1 administrative support officer, 1 clinical manager and 1 physician director. Registered nurses working in IPAC have received additional training and must obtain certification through the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).
Click on the links below for general information about infection prevention and control. If you have additional questions, consult a physician, healthcare worker or your local health unit.
Infection Prevention and Control Information for Patients
Visiting Patients in Isolation Rooms – Instructions to Visitors
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) – Information for Patients and Visitors
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) - Information for Patients and Visitors
Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL) – Information for Patients and Visitors
Clostridium difficile (C.diff) - Information for Patients and Visitors
How to Handrub
How to Handwash