General Infection Prevention
& Control (IPAC)

IPAC Standards

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 StandardsStakeholder Standards Revision Request Form

What’s New

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.

More Indepth

Find out what symptoms to look for and who you can contact with concerns.

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


Benjamin Kung

IPAC Program Manager

780-969-5004 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 5004 (in Canada)

Fax: 780-424-5859