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Since the major province-wide outbreak in 2003, Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) has become one of the most serious problems in health-care settings. In fact, today it is the main cause of nosocomial infectious diarrhea in adults, affecting up to 2% of hospitalized...Read More
The Link Nurse Program (LNP) strives to improve awareness and shift perceptions about infection prevention and control in several places, including on the units, among the Infection Prevention and Control team, in the web-based Infection Control Manual, in the...Read More
The Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation has developed Outbreak and Post-outbreak Standards of Practice. In response to a severe outbreak of nosocomial C difficile at the Uxbridge site, a team was formed consisting of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC),...Read More
The Passport to Preparedness is a clear, portable reference and action guide to preparing for H1N1. It helped staff to respond to a situation of general uncertainty and rapidly evolving information. The passports clearly communicated to staff what they needed to know...Read More
The IPC MRSA Outpatient Clinic is able to track, screen, educate, decolonize and monitor patients with MRSA. For recurrent MRSA infections, attempted decolonization may be coordinated through the clinic. The clinic has also been instrumental in recruiting for and...Read More
The “AP SI-SALÉ” project supports the use of additional precautions (AP) for basic infection prevention practices during infection occurences in nursing homes, especially when residents must be isolated. Posters and small signs, using pictograms and a colour code to...Read More
The ESS has adapted its hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette communication tools for use in their agency vehicles, a non-traditional program setting. This low-cost initiative has been critical to enhancing the agency’s infection prevention and control...Read More
The Catherine Booth Hospital (CBH) has addressed an issue that plagues all health care organizations—accountability for cleaning surfaces and equipment that fall into a 'grey zone'. Cleanliness of physical space, surfaces, and equipment in hospitals is...Read More
The Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home developed reference binders for enteric and respiratory outbreaks. Contents include outbreak case definitions, contact numbers, to-do checklists, ready-to-go posters, scripts for the switchboard, and fact sheets. These documented...Read More
Norfolk General Hospital maintains an outbreak management binder for enteric and respiratory outbreaks. Thorough and comprehensive, this kit includes forms and checklists of activities to complete. The initiative has been recognized by the regional infection...Read More
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