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
September 18, 2019
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
September 20, 2019
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.
September 19, 2019
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
September 18, 2019