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​​​​Disease Outbreak & Management

IPAC investigates disease outbreaks and cluster occurrences among UHN patients, and coordinates and implements infection control strategies to prevent and stop the spread of disease within UHN.


Surveillance

IPAC conducts active, on-going, targeted surveillance for things such as surgical site infections, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, tuberculosis, central vascular access device infections and C. difficile.


Education

Orientations and on-going education for medical, nursing and clinical support staff are provided to all hospitals sites on infection control concepts and practices, communicable diseases, and other infection control-related topics.


Quality Assurance & Risk Management

Using surveillance data, incident reporting and accepted standards, IPAC ensures that best practices are implemented and proactive strategies are taken to identify, prevent and control infections and improve patient safety.