IPAC Resources

The following documents are all PDFs unless indicated otherwise.

Precautions Signs

Contact Precautions
Droplet Precautions  
Airborne 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

Glove Selection 
Gowns and Aprons 
Masks, Visors and Eyewear 
Donning Personal Protective Equipment 
Doffing Personal Protective Equipment 
Patient Management 
Contact Precautions 
Droplet Precautions
Airborne Precautions 
Airborne & Contact 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
Bacterial Meningitis 
Infectious Diarrhea 
Enterovirus D-68 
Hepatitis B 

Environmental Support Services

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

Specific procedural recommendations

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

Specific cleaning instructions

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


Hand Hygiene Policy 
Management of Patients with MRSA (Acute Care)  
Management of Residents with MRSA (Residential Care)
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

Code Hack 2020

Code Hack is back!

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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Temporary service reduction at Port Alice Health Centre

Island Health is advising that, despite significant effort to fill shifts, there is a temporary shortage of registered nurses and physicians over the holiday season resulting in a temporary service reduction at the Port Alice Health Centre.

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