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WEBINAR: Surveillance of Infections in Long Term Care:  An IPAC Canada Toolkit by Public Health Ontario



In the event that more than one participant is enrolled from one location, i.e. a group setting (several attendees in one room), the full title of the organization attending must be spelled out when that group is logging in to the webinar. 

All participants in an educational webinar must log into the webinar room with their full name.


IPAC Canada Members can now receive an education credit towards their CIC® recertification by attending IPAC Canada educational webinars.

This is to comply with recertification requirements of the Certification Board of Infection Control (CBIC). CBIC has approved the use of a generic certificate of completion which will be available for download at the end of the webinar.

1 IPU per hour is approved for IPAC Canada webinars.

The Certificate will be available to all participants to download.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020
Time: 1000 PT, 1100 MT/SK, 1200 CT, 1300 ET, 1400 AT, 1430 NL
Duration: 1 hour

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

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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

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.