IPAC Resources

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Precautions Signs

Contact Precautions
Droplet and Contact Precautions  
Airborne Precautions
Airborne & Contact Precautions 

Hand Hygiene

4 Moments for Hand Hygiene 
Hand Hygiene Procedure 
Nails and Skin Care 
Cleansing Agents 
How to Clean Your Hands with Alcohol Based Hand Rub
How to Clean Your Hands with Soap and Water
Information Sheet on Hand Hygiene 
Point of Care Risk Assessment

Additional Precautions

You can watch donning and doffing videos on our IPAC Resources YouTube Playlist.

Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA)
PPE Skin Protection
PPE Donning and Doffing for Droplet + Contact Precautions
Donning PPE (reusable gown)
Doffing PPE (reusable gown)
Cleaning eye protection (w/o water)
Cleaning Eye Protection (w/ water)
Glove Selection 
Visual Guide to PPE
Masks, Visors and Eyewear 
Donning PPE for AGMP (poster)
Doffing PPE for AGMP (poster)
Patient Management 
Contact Precautions 
Droplet and Contact Precautions
Airborne Precautions 
Negative Pressure Rooms
Precautions Table
Discontinuing Precautions

Infectious Diseases

Acute Care Screening 
Information Sheet on ESBL for Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase 
Information Sheet on Influenza 
Antibiotic Resistant Organisms (ARO) Screening 
Patient Placement 
Influenza Patient and Public Information 
Antimicrobial Prescribing Guide 
Pneumonia: BC HealthFile   
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE): BC HealthFile  
Whooping Cough (Pertussis): BC HealthFile
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): BC HealthFile
Shingles
Chickenpox
C.difficile
Scabies
Bacterial Meningitis 
Norovirus
Infectious Diarrhea 
Enterovirus D-68 
Hepatitis B 
Ebola 
RSV

Environmental Support Services

Cleaning Guidelines 
Linen - Clean and Soiled
Laundry Facilities in Non Acute Care 
Waste 
Managing Food Delivery
Housekeeping Checklist
Bed Bug Information

Specific procedural recommendations

Storage of Decorative Items
Furniture
Fixtures and Fittings
Signage and Other Posted Materials

Specific cleaning instructions

Cleaning Agitator Tubs / Hydrotherapy Tanks 
Cleaning Fans 
Cleaning Commodes 
Cleaning Suction Regulators

Policies

Hand Hygiene Policy 
MRSA Patient Management
Personal Appearance 
Pet Visitation Policy
Influenza Protection Policy

Posters (used in healthcare settings)

Please Bring Your Own Toys, Magazines and Books  
Are You Feeling Under the Weather? 
Is Your Visit Necessary? Do You Have a Scheduled Appointment? 
Community Health Units & Clinics 
Hospitals & Residential Care Facilities 
The General Public 

Patient Care Forms

Patient care forms are used by nurses to help assess patient symptoms, to place patients in the correct type of room to fit their needs or to track what types of medications patients are currently receving.  Correct and consistent use of these forms helps to ensure patients recieve the best and most appropriate treatment.

ARO Screening Questionnaire 
Bristol Stool Chart
Daily IPC Surveillance Sheet for Long Term Care Facilities 
Influenza Vaccination & Prophylaxis Tracking Sheet

News & Events

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Island Health Magazine Spring 2021

Island Health magazine spring 2021 features articles on COVID-19 including a look back at the past year. Also included are articles on the health benefits of spending time in nature, memory loss and aging, and a moving article about one family’s journey with hospice care.

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Currents Winter 2021

Currents Winter 2021

Read vaccination stories, updates on the Cowichan District Hospital build and more, in the latest edition of Currents!

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B.C. Honours Excellence in Nursing

Several Island Health nurses have been honoured in this year's Nursing Awards of Excellence.

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