National Infection Control Week
October 15-19, 2018 will provide ICPs the opportunity to promote the “Infection Prevention and Control – No Borders!” theme within their particular setting.
There are no borders across the continuum of care. All departments and healthcare disciplines must be concerned about infection prevention and control. Throughout the world, all countries have a part to play in a safe healthcare environment. This includes antibiotic stewardship plans and involvement in global responses to emerging diseases or outbreaks. More information
September 14, 2018
Interior Health, Kelowna BC is seeking a Coordinator, Medical Device Reprocessing. Click Full Story to view job description and link to online application.
October 15, 2018
CDC message regarding Ebola outbreak in DRC
Due to the current Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and this year’s earlier outbreak in western DRC, the CDC is reminding healthcare facilities to remain aware of the possibility of imported cases of viral hemorrhagic fevers or other infections in returning travelers. For more information or resources regarding Ebola from the CDC, please click this link.
September 27, 2018
MDR Training and Certification
In collaboration with the Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing (CAMDR), Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada) endorses as a core requirement for those in settings where reprocessing is done, mandatory training and ongoing competency assessment related to the reprocessing of existing and new medical devices/equipment in their workplace. The achievement and maintenance of certification in medical device reprocessing (CMDRT®) from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is strongly recommended for all reprocessing staff, including medical device reprocessing
September 18, 2018