IPAC Week 2 – Hierarchy of Controls

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Learning Objectives

Learning objectives

The learner will be able to: Identify the Hierarchy of Control measures for dealing with hazards of infectious agents / Understand what controls are least and most effective and why / Identify examples of each hierarchy of control levels.

This module will cover the following: Hierarchy of Controls / Elimination / Substitution / Engineering controls / Administrative controls and / Personal Protective Equipment


Required Readings

Routine Practices and Additional Precautions – In All Health Care Settings, 3rd edition (2012). Developed by the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee on Infection Prevention and Control (PIDAC-IPC). PIDAC-IPC is a multidisciplinary scientific advisory body that provides evidence-based advice to the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion regarding multiple aspects of infectious disease identification, prevention and control. This document outlines the practice of Routine Practices and Additional Precautions in health care settings across the continuum of care. Access this resource:

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/B/2012/bp-rpap-healthcare-settings.pdf?la=en


Suggested Readings

None this week.


References

Routine Practices and Additional Precautions – In All Health Care Settings, 3rd edition (2012). Developed by the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee on Infection Prevention and Control (PIDAC-IPC). PIDAC-IPC is a multidisciplinary scientific advisory body that provides evidence-based advice to the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion regarding multiple aspects of infectious disease identification, prevention and control.

This document outlines the practice of Routine Practices and Additional Precautions in health care settings across the continuum of care.

Found: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/B/2012/bp-rpap-healthcare-settings.pdf?la=en

Centre for Disease Control. (2015, January). Hierarchy of controls.  https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hierarchy/default.html

Public Health Ontario. (n.d.). IPAC core competencies – Health care provider controls glossary of terms. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/i/2019/ipac-core-trainers-cot-glossary.pdf?la=en

Public Health Ontario. (2021, January 29). IPAC recommendations for use of PPE for care of individuals with suspect or confirmed COVID-19. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/updated-ipac-measures-covid-19.pdf?la=en

Public Health Ontario. (n.d.). Administrative controls summary. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/i/2019/ipac-core-trainers-ac-summary.pdf?la=en


Knowledge Check – Week 2