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Infection Prevention & Control Routine Practices

Professional E-learning Curriculum

The IPAC Canada Infection Prevention and Control Routine Practices e-learning course for Front Line Healthcare Workers will be updated in 2023.  This comprehensive English and French self-paced, online learning program is designed to help implement standardized infection prevention and control practices while reducing the number, duration and severity of infections in any healthcare setting.  

For registration information, contact corporatetraining@georgiancollege.ca.
For one-time large group enrolment, contact info@ipac-canada.org.

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This bilingual program was first launched in 2011 and updated in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2023. This Infection Prevention and Control Routine Practices eLearning course is designed to help reduce infections in our increasingly complex and accessible healthcare settings. It has been designed in response to increasingly virulent strains of infection and the growth in public access to healthcare settings as our population ages. This First Line of Defence course was developed by a national committee of Infection Prevention and Control Professionals (ICPs) in both English and French. 

Accredited by le Société de formation et d'éducation continue (SOFEDUC).

More than 10,000 healthcare professionals have taken the program since it was launched in 2011. The program is accredited by Société de formation et d'éducation continue (SOFEDUC) .

Healthcare professionals who successfully complete the program will receive one Continuing Education Credit(CEU)”

This self-paced, 6-module course is primarily designed for front-line workers and includes case studies, simulations, narration, video and questions. You must take all 6 modules and achieve a minimum of 75% on the final exam after each module to receive a certificate of completion issued by Georgian College.

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The Infection Prevention and Control Curriculum include:

  • Module 1: The Chain of Infection
  • Module 2: Routine Practices
  • Module 3: Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Module 4: Environmental Controls
  • Module 5: Source Control and Education
  • Module 6: Routine Practices Application Simulations

Who should participate?

Front-line Workers Paramedics Nurses Physicians Patient Care Staff
Nurse Practitioners Physiotherapists Occupational Therapists Phlebotomists Diagnostic Imaging Technologists
Environmental Workers Home Care Workers Dietary Staff Office Staff Laundry Staff
Social Workers Pharmacy Staff Personal Support Workers Dental Clinicians Pre Hospital Services

The Benefits:

The e-learning course is available online 24/7 and can be accessed from any computer – no special software or hardware is required. The modules are bookmarked, and you have three opportunities to receive your certificate. Reporting and administration is strictly confidential and provided by Georgian College, an accredited provincial postsecondary institution.

  1. Group Discounts Available. Contact info@ipac-canada.org
  2. Certification provided by Georgian College and IPAC Canada
  3. Accredited by SOFEDUC for CEU credit
  4. Includes greater interactivity to engage learners
  5. Reflects current Infection Prevention and Control Practices and Terminology
  6. Optimized for more efficient navigation for experienced Health Care Professionals
  7. Offers opportunities to explore additional depth of content


For registration information, contact corporatetraining@georgiancollege.ca.
For one-time large group enrolment, contact info@ipac-canada.org.

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