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2023 Conference LogoIPAC Canada 2023 National Conference

May 28-31, 2023 - Hybrid Conference
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, BC

Oral Presentation Handouts

Monday 29th May, 2023

Surveillance, Detection and Outcomes Handouts Available
Understanding the Risk Factors Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Patients with CDI  
Using administrative data linkages to identify missing CLABSI cases during the COVID-19 pandemic

IPAC Patient Safety Surveillance Dashboards  
Surveillance in Long-term Care Facilities: A Nine-Month Study  
Monitoring Transmission of Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms From Known Positive Cases in Acute Care: Assessment of Our Ring Screen Approach.

To Swab or Not to Swab: Lessons Learned as a Result of Pausing Routine ARO Point Prevalence Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Quality: Auditing, Practice and Knowledge. There is always room for improvement! Handouts Available
Admission Strategies during COVID-19 Outbreaks at William Osler Health System - A Highly Impacted Ontario Community Hospital System

Adaptation and implementation of an IPAC audit tool of the physical environment on in-patient medical and surgical units

IPAC Safety Coaches-An Innovative Approach in Knowledge Transfer   click here for slides. Click download button for handout.IPAC Safety Coaches-An Innovative Approach in Knowledge Transfer

IPAC Implementation in a New Electronic Medical Record System During a Pandemic at Scarborough Health Network  
A Simplified Definition for Personal Protective Equipment Donning and Doffing Compliance to Facilitate Hospital-Wide Auditing and Reporting
Bugs on the Wheel go Round and Round


Infection Prevention and Control Program Expansion and Improvement Handouts Available
The Hospital Hub: Interdisciplinary Team Approach Leads to Program Diversity  
Infection Prevention and Control challenges in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes during COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario, Canada

An Ethical Framework for Infection Prevention and Control  
Where are the Champions? Building IPAC Capacity in Long-Term Care and Retirement Homes
Safety Huddles! A Strong Bridge! An Excellent Approach Towards Building A Vibrant IPAC Culture - All Together!  
Building Capacity within Novice Infection Prevention and Control Leads in Long-Term Care Home and Retirement Home Sectors  

Tuesday 30th May, 2023

Clusters, Outbreaks, Bugs Oh My! Handouts Available
Clusters of Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase (KPC) with Potential links to Hand Hygiene Sink Drains in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Outbreak In A Burn Intensive Care Unit  
Cluster investigation and management of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and colonization in a neonatal intensive care unit  
Influenza Outbreak Management Tabletop Exercise for Long-term Care and Retirement Homes  


COVID-19: Lessons Learned Handouts Available
Validation of COVID-19 Canines scent detection team and deployment in a long-term Care facility  
Characteristics of Acute Care Outbreaks caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant in a Teaching Hospital  
COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Management in a Canadian Remand Facility  
A Retrospective Look at COVID-19 outbreaks within William Osler Health System from April 2020 to January 2023


Healthcare Environments: Cleaning, Disinfection and Construction Handouts Available
Sink Decontamination of Carbapenamase Producing Enterobacterales (CPE) Using Steam Cleaning Technology (SCT)  
In-vitro antimicrobial efficacy of copper after 12 months of simulated use.   
Renovation of an Occupied Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
The Use of 5S Methodology in Decluttering Activities in a Long-Term Care Facility