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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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Long Term Care Case Definitions

IPAC Canada announces the publication of revised case definitions for Long Term Care.  This is a result of the dedicated work of the Surveillance and Applied Epidemiology Interest Group, the Long Term Care Interest Group, and in collaboration with l'Association des infirmieres en prevention des infections (AIPI).  The work to review and revise current LTC definitions is a priority of the National Infection Prevention and Control Action Plan. Please distribute these case definitions to your colleagues who do LTC surveillance.  IPAC Canada will be sending these documents to provincial health authorities to encourage their pan-Canadian adoption.

Pan-Canadian Healthcare Infection Surveillance Definition Standardization Project
Long Term Care Infection Surveillance Definitions

Projet de normalisation pancanadienne des définitions de la surveillance des infections nosocomiales. Définitions de la surveillance des infections pour les établissements de soins de longue durée.

Update: Final definitions are published in the CIJC Fall 2017 Supplement. View extract here



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