The guidance documents below provide a broad overview of infection prevention and control practices for various congregate living settings. These documents include best practice, guidelines, and print-ready resources from various evidence-based sources of IPAC information. These documents are meant to guide decision-making for specific topics, training, and education.
COVID-19 is primarily transmitted via close (less than 2 meters) contact with an infected individual. Although close contact is the dominant way COVID-19 is transmitted, it can be transmitted over longer distances by aerosols under favourable conditions. The risk is increased in crowded, inadequately ventilated settings, and with increasing time spent under these circumstances. This resource provides recommendations for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units in buildings to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
This resource page includes 32 antimicrobial stewardship tools, interventions and activities (collectively termed “strategies”) that can be used to streamline and improve antimicrobial use and educate prescribers. Health care institutions can employ these strategies to help build, grow and enhance their antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP).
The IPAC Canada webpage provides a list of various resources related to Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms for infection prevention and control. This webpage includes resources related to Antimicrobial Stewardship, MRSA, VRE, ESBL, CPE, C.difficile, and Candida auris.