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Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Guidelines, policies and standards from the Public Health Agency of Canada that Infection Prevention and Control professionals may use to support their own documentation and best practices.

DATE                                      GUIDELINES & STANDARDS

CPHO Spotlight Report on Eliminating Tuberculosis in Canada

Pleins feux de l'ACSP sur l'élimination de la tuberculose au Canada

2018 Prevention of Occupational Infections Guideline Revision  English  French
2017 Treatment of N. gonorrhoeae in response to the disocontinuation of spectinomycin: Alternative treatment guidance statement
2017 Laboratory Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infections
2016 Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections -Updates Summary
2015 Federal Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and Use
2014 Critical Appraisal Toolkit
2014 Canadian Tuberculosis Standards 7th Edition; Chapter 15 - Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis Transmission in Health Care and Other Settings
2014 Canadian Immunization Guide (evergreen edition)
2013 Canadian Biosafety Standards and Guidelines, first edition
2013 Clostridium difficile Infection - Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Management in Long-term Care Facilities
2013 Clostridium difficile Infection - Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Management in Acute Care Settings
2012 Hand Hygiene Practices in Healthcare Settings (archived)
Routine Practices and Additional Precautions for Preventing the Transmission of Infection in Healthcare Settings (archived)
2012 Seasonal Influenza - Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Management in Home Care Settings
2011 Annex F: Prevention and Control of Influenza during a Pandemic for All Healthcare Settings
2011 Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Flexible Bronchoscopy
2010 Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (archived)
2010 Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Healthcare Workers in Acute Care and Long-term Care Settings - Seasonal Influenza
2010 Essential Resources for Effective Infection Prevention and Control Programs: A Matter of Patient Safety - A Discussion Paper (2010)
2010 Infection Prevention and Control Measures for Healthcare Workers in All Healthcare Settings - Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative Bacilli
2007 Classic Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease in Canada 
2006 Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Meningococcal Disease (archived)
2006 Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease (archived)
2001 Construction-related Nosocomial Infections in Patients in Health Care Facilities (archived)
1999 Hepatitis C - Prevention and Control: A Public Health Concensus (archived)
1999 Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Personal Services: Tattooing, Ear/Body Piercing, and Electrolysis (archived)
1997 Foot Care by Health Care Providers (archived)


An Integrated Protocol to Manage Health Care Workers Exposed to Bloodborne Pathogens (archived)
1997 Preventing Infections Associated with Indwelling Intravascular Access Devices (archived)
1997 Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in Canada (archived)
1997 Preventing the Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens in Health Care and Public Service Settings (archived)
1997 Canadian Contingency Plan for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and Other Related Diseases (archived)
1995 Guidelines for Establishment of a Post-exposure Notification Protocol for Emergency Responders (archived)