In partnership the members of the Primary Care Collaborative, Public Health Ontario (PHO) provided infection prevention and control (IPAC) information to those working in clinical office settings. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Primary Care practices rapidly transitioned to providing services to their patients through a hybrid of in-person and virtual visits. Virtual care has left clinicians feeling disconnected from their patients and a goal of both clinicians and all those providing support to clinical office practice is to continue a safe return to in-person care. In this webinar, practical IPAC strategies for ensuring a safe environment for patients, clinicians, and staff were reviewed and evidence-based resources were introduced to support the ongoing development of a complete IPAC program for this practice setting. Such an IPAC program will be responsive to current concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as routine infection risks in the clinical office environment.
Date & Time: Thursday April 14, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
- Dr. Jeya Nadarajah, IPAC Physician, Science and Public Health, Public Health Ontario
Presentation Slides: Click here
Resources References During the Presentation:
- Interim PPE recommendations available here: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/Documents/nCoV/updated-ipac-measures-covid-19.pdf?sc_lang=en
- Resource for hand care available on PHO website (several items – not a specific one to download): https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/Health-Topics/Infection-Prevention-Control/Dermatitis
- Summary of IPAC principles in clinical settings: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/Documents/nCoV/ipac/2021/09/covid-19-summary-ipac-key-principles-clinical-office-practice.pdf?sc_lang=en
- Management of cases and contacts: https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/contact_mngmt/management_cases_contacts.pdf
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