Avoidance of infection prevention and control (IPAC) lapses is important in any setting. One of the key means of avoidance is through proper reporting and investigation of any IPAC lapse in a healthcare setting. Click the resources below to find out about the processes involved in IPAC lapse investigations and frequently asked questions.
Public health units enter cases of reportable bloodborne infections (BBIs) and their potential exposure sources into the integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS). This document outlines the use of iPHIS exposure and case searches in IPAC Lapse investigations.
This fact sheet provides some general guidance for self-isolation including staying home, avoiding contact with others, physical distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, masking, and direction for symptom development.
This fact sheet provides guidance for close contacts and other individuals who must self-isolate. This guidance includes proper personal protective equipment, hand hygiene, limiting visitors to your home, cleaning, laundry, and waste.
This webpage provides guidance for the risks and prevent of COVID-19. This guidance includes prevention for individuals, communities, vaccination, and risks of getting COVID-19.
This presentation outlines the process for an IPAC lapse investigations and identifies useful tools and resources that will support these investigations.
This document answers some frequently asked questions about IPAC lapses including topics about reprocessing in community health care settings, medication administration, laboratory, and office design/facilities.