WEBINAR: Surveillance of Infections in Long Term Care: An IPAC Canada Toolkit by Public Health Ontario
Date: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020
Time: 1000 PT, 1100 MT/SK, 1200 CT, 1300 ET, 1400 AT, 1430 NL
Duration: 1 hour
THIS WEBINAR IS FOR IPAC CANADA MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS.
The LTC Surveillance Tool can be accessed at https://ipac-canada.org/surveillance-and-applied-epidemiology-interest-group and https://ipac-canada.org/long-term-care-interest-group
A toolkit was developed to support long-term care homes in conducting surveillance of infections in residents. The tools are easy-to-use, intuitive and require minimal technical expertise. They support the entire surveillance process from daily monitoring of residents for signs and symptoms of infection through to the analysis and use of the data. An introduction to each of the components of the toolkit will be provided.
A link to the Toolkit will be provided at a later date.
DEVON METCALF MSc PhD CIC obtained a MSc and a PhD from the University of Guelph. She has been certified in infection control since 2013. She is currently adjunct faculty in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph, the Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Infection Control and a Regional Infection Prevention and Control Specialist with the Central West Regional Support team at Public Health Ontario.