General Infection Prevention
& Control (IPAC)
These standards apply to all community clinics, and are aligned with applicable federal and provincial legislation, provincial policy and other IPAC best practices.
General IPAC Standards apply to all community clinics
Standards cover topics including hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, management of medical sharps, environmental cleaning and medication & vaccine injection safety.
General IPAC Standards
AHS Identifies M. Chimaera As An Infection Risk In Cardiac Surgery
Alberta Health Services (AHS) confirmed one of its patients contracted M. chimaera from the heater cooler units used in cardiovascular surgery. Although the risk for getting the infection is believed to be low, AHS is sharing this information with clinicians providing care to cardiac surgery patients, media and the public.
Policy & Procedure Templates
All community clinics must maintain written IPAC policies & procedures. Use these templates as a starting point to draft your clinic’s policies & procedures.
IPAC CORE Competencies (Public Health Ontario)
Basic skills and knowledge all health care workers need to understand about IPAC. This course helps protect workers, their patients, and co-workers from infections; regardless of their role, position, education, and experience.
IPAC Core Competencies
Recent IPAC Articles
- College seeks community-based surgeon for IPAC Advisory Committee (February 2018)
- Are you purchasing outdated equipment? Ensure your blood glucose monitoring system meets Health Canada licensing requirements (October 2017)
- Ensure your hand hygiene and injection practices are up-to-date (September 2017)
- Alberta Health
- Alberta Health Services IPC
- PHO Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice
- A Physician’s Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities
- Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls for Community Clinics and Doctors’ Offices
- Blood & Body Fluid Exposure Resources for Healthcare Professionals
- AHS Surgical Aseptic Technique and Sterile Field