IPAC Week 5 – Routine Practices – Risk Assessment, Hand Hygiene and PPE

Required Readings – Week 5

Week 5 – Risk Assessment, Hand Hygiene and PPERequired Readings

Read: Consistent Infection Prevention: Vital During Routine and Emerging Infectious Disease Care; from Standard Precautions and Isolation up to and including Changing Recommendations. http://ojin.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-22-2017/No1-Jan-2017/Consistent-Infection-Prevention.html


References – Week 5

Routine Practices – Assessment, Hand hygiene, PPE

Infection Prevention and Control for Long-Term Care Homes. Summary of Key Principles and Best Practices (2020). Developed by Public Health Ontario (PHO). PHO provides scientific and technical advice to Ontario’s government, public health organizations and health care providers.

This document compiles core recommendations for infection prevention and control (IPAC) best practices developed by the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee for Infection Prevention and Control (PIDAC-IPC) that are relevant for long-term care homes (LTCHs) in Ontario in providing routine care.

Found: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/i/2021/ipac-ltch-principles-best-practices.pdf?la=en

Public Health Ontario IPAC Core Competency Course – IPAC Core Competencies are basic skills and knowledge all Ontario health care workers need to have. These courses will help learners improve their IPAC knowledge with the goal to help decrease the risk of transmission of infection in health care. For more information contact ipac@oahpp.ca

  • Health Care Provider Controls – This module demonstrates best practices for hand hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Found: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/i/2020/ipac-core-accessible-hcp-course.pdf?la=en

  • Personal Risk Assessment – Acute Care 
  • Personal Risk Assessment – Community Care Clinic
  • Personal Risk Assessment – Community Care Home  
  • Personal Risk Assessment – Long Term Care

These modules are structured to allow you to learn about personal risk assessments through tasks that are relevant to your workplace setting. Risk assessment for IPAC can include both personal and organizational risk assessments. Personal risk assessment guides you to choose interventions to help prevent the spread of infection and to protect yourself and others.

Found: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/i/2020/ipac-core-accessible-cot-course.pdf?la=en

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

Webinar on Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19. Developed by WeRPN that is the voice of Registered Practical Nurses in Ontario. WeRPN champions the critical role of RPNs by unifying their members, listening carefully to their needs, advocating on their behalf, and telling personal nursing stories in a way that ensures they’re heard. The webinar provides guidance on PPE to Ontario RPNs.

Found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=navGxdRd600