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Welcome to IPAC Canada*

*Google Translate provides 'IAPC Canada' as the acronym which is used throughout this French website. The true acronym is 'PCI Canada'; however, the website translation cannot be changed.

IPAC Canada is a multidisciplinary member-based association committed to public wellness and safety by advocating for best practices in infection prevention and control in all settings.

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Calls for Applications Membership Core Committee and Endorsement Review Committee IPAC Canada is seeking volunteer members for the following positions: MEMBERSHIP CORE COMMITTEE: Two members for 3-year terms. The MCC meets monthly by teleconference to develop communications, initiatives and special projects which help maintain and increase the membership of IPAC Canada. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2019. Click here for complete job description and application criteria. ENDORSEMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: One IPAC Canada member with more than three years of experience and the required expertise, for a 3-year term. The ERC assesses basic education courses in
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WHO Survey on IPAC programs in Canada (UPDATE):The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a global survey on the current level of progress of infection prevention and control (IPC) programs and hand hygiene activities in health care facilities (acute-care hospitals). These surveys will close November 16, 2019 (Deadline Extended!). CNISP is encouraging all Canadian acute-care hospitals to participate. The WHO has created a national link for Canada. By your hospital using this link to access the surveys, WHO will send the data from all Canadian acute-care hospitals that participated back to PHAC/CNISP. As a result we
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Public Health Agency of Canada As flu season approaches, the Public Health Agency of Canada's seasonal influenza campaign undertakes an annual initiative to raise awareness about the risks of the flu and related complications and to inform Canadians about the benefits of the seasonal flu shot. IPAC Canada has posted a list of PHAC's resources (in English and French) on our website under Resources>Influenza Resources.
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Webinar October 10: Unit-Led Just-in-Time Hand Hygiene Coaching It is well recognized that hand hygiene is one of the most effective measures for preventing the spread of infections within healthcare facilities. Despite this, hand hygiene compliance remains low, and infection prevention and control professionals are always looking for strategies to change the hand hygiene behaviours of healthcare workers. Just-in-Time coaching is one strategy that has been effective, and may very well be the key to providing consistent, nonpunitive, on-the-spot feedback when hand hygiene noncompliance is observed. Learn how to successfully deploy this training
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Other News
Invitation - Canadian Nurses Association & McMasters University Survey
Immunize Canada -Upcoming Webinars
2020 Sage International Attendee Scholarship
Call for Applications - CBIC Test Committee
IFA launches consensus statement Uniting Diverse Groups to Improve Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada
Industry Innovations - Winter 2019 Issue - UV Disinfection
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Ecolab BD Prescientx SC Johnson
Hygie Sage
Arjo Cantel Chemaqua Citron Hygiene CSA Group
Stevens Ophardt Steris Scican Wood Wyant
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